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West Haven Heating Old Spill

West Haven Heating Old Spill, 370 Ardale St., West Haven, Conn

On Dec. 14, 2009 a release of heating oil was reported to the West Haven, Conn., Police and Fire Departments and the Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection. A tanker truck parked at the A. Laugeni & Son, a painting contractor for bridges, had a faulty valve that caused the petroleum to be released to the ground, the street, and the Cove River at 370 Ardale St. in West Haven. Initially, the report indicated about 200 gallons of product had been released, some of which had made it to the Cove River, a tributary that ultimately ends at the Long Island Sound. Based on the oil recovered by vacuum trucks, it became clear that a minimum of 500 gallons had been released. CTDEEP and the U.S. Coast Guard initially responded. EPA played a limited support role.

Location: 370 Ardale St., West Haven, Conn.
EPA Mobilization Date*: 12/14/2009
EPA Demobilization Date*: 12/14/2009
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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