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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
EPA Mobilization Date*: 01/27/2009
EPA Demobilization Date*: 01/27/2009
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

*The information contained on this website is merely informational; any dates found on the website cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States. EPA reserves the right to change such dates at any time without public notice.

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