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Oil Spill on Bronx River

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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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