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Revere, Mass. Oil Spill

On April 20, 2009 an 18-wheel tanker truck had flipped over at a rotary at the intersection of Route 107 and Route 60 in Revere, Mass. The truck was carrying 10,000 gallons of #2 heating fuel and the entire contents were released. The oil went down a storm drain and into Rumney Marsh. The incident was in the US Coast Guard jurisdiction, but EPA was deployed as backup. The Coast Guard, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Mass. Highway Patrol and Revere Fire Department were all on-scene. Routes 107 and 60 were both closed. At least three cleanup contractors came to clean up with vacuum trucks and booms to contain the spill. The US Coast Guard managed the oversight of the cleanup.

Location: Revere, MA
Start date: 04/20/2009
End date: 04/20/2009
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

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