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Revere Truck Accident Spills 10,000 Gallons of Heating Oil

The Boston Globe reports that a tanker truck in Revere flipped in a rotary early yesterday morning, spilling most of its 10,000 gallons of fuel into a storm drain and a creek. No one was hurt in the truck accident, but the tanker was punctured in six places, according to Revere’s fire chief, who added that the driver may been going too fast around the rotary.

The truck was traveling from Revere to Leominster, and the company could not be reached for comment. However, a search on safersys.org by a Metro reported revealed that the company has not had another truck crashes in the past two years. It also received a satisfactory rating when federal inspectors reviewed the company in July 2000.

Emergency responders were not able to stop the flow of heating oil into the storm drain and Diamond Creek, so it may require an environmental cleanup crew since the creek flows into Pine River and empties into the ocean.

Tanker spills 10,000 gallons of heating oil in Revere, Boston Globe, April 20, 2009
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