Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England
Muddy River Oil Response
EPA received a call about 9 am March 23, 2010, from a resident concerned about a sizeable oil sheen that smelled of gasoline or diesel in the Muddy River along Park Drive in Boston. The caller said the release appeared to be seeping out of the ground about 20 feet from an overpass along Park Drive. The Mass. Department of Environmental Protection responded and asked for EPA support. Emergency responders determined that the product, possibly diesel, was probably saturated within the river bed and was leaching into the river due to heavy rain the week before. At the request of EPA and DEP, the Boston Fire Department and the Brookline Department of Public Works put absorbent boom at several locations along the Muddy River. While the sheening was not heavy enough to be noticeably collected onto the boom, DEP continued to monitor the river to make sure no other actions were required.
Location: Brookline/ Boston, MA
Start date: 03/23/2010
End date: 03/23/2010
Contact: Claudia Deane (firstname.lastname@example.org)