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For Release: Monday, February 29, 2016

DEC - DHSES Statement on Heating Oil Spill in Yonkers, NY

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Spill Response staff responded this morning with Yonkers Fire Department and other Emergency Responders to a home heating oil tanker truck spill at 125 Bronx River Road. Approximately 2,100 gallons of heating oil #4 spilled from the tanker truck, of which 1,500 gallons were contained by the fire department.

DEC Spill Response staff remain on scene to oversee the ongoing clean-up of the spill and investigation into potential contamination of the Bronx River. This investigation is ongoing and no further updates are available at this time.

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