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Oil Tank Recovery

A man stands outside a house next to a rusty 275 gallon oil tank that has been relocated by a hurricane

DEC spill reponders locate outdoor oil tanks torn loose by the hurricane.

Tom Hall, DEC spill responder from Region 9 stands beside a 275 gallon oil tank torn loose and relocated by the hurricane to Broad Channel, NYC. DEC is tracking down such tanks, pumping out the oil and recycling the remaining scrap metal.