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Oil Spill on Bronx River


Oil spill leaks up to 600 gallons into Bronx River by Mark Vergari, Jordan Fenster and Michael D’Onofriof rom The Journal News, Saturday, February 27, 2016. 

YONKERS – As much as 600 gallons of oil drained into the Bronx River Saturday as hazmat crews scrambled to clean up a large oil spill.

"It’s a major cleanup operation," said Yonkers Fire Department Chief of Operations Robert Capurso.

The truck, carrying 6,000 gallons of home-heating oil, was en route to Glendale Gardens, an apartment building at 125 Bronx River Road, around 8:30 a.m., Battalion Chief Timothy Fitzpatrick said. As the truck pulled into a driveway to make the delivery, oil began leaking out of the truck.

Please send any photographs showing a sheen on the surface of the river with time and location to our Ecology Director, michelle.luebke@parks.nyc.gov. Thank you! 


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