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Santa Oil Truck Spill

On January 27, 2009, a Santa Oil truck rolled over on Route 28 in Milton, MA. It was a 6,000-gallon tanker carrying a full load of No. 4 fuel oil. It landed on its side on the sidewalk in front of a church. The north bound side of the highway was closed for eight hours. Although there was a substantial threat of release of oil, no oil leaked from the tanker. The surrounding area is dense residential. On-scene coordinator (OSC) Sherrin responded and coordinated with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the local police and fire departments. The fire department placed an absorbent boom around a storm drain located 50 feet downhill of the accident. The OSC monitored the removal of the oil from the tanker and the saddle tanks until the offloading was completed.

Location: Milton, MA
Start date: 01/27/2009
End date: 01/27/2009
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

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