Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England
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 (email@example.com)