- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

MONTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey are cleaning up an oil spill that has affected about two miles of the Rockaway River.

Morris County’s office of emergency management says the spill occurred Tuesday afternoon in Montville when a delivery truck was bringing diesel fuel to the town fuel station’s underground storage tank.

About 400 gallons of fuel were estimated to have spilled. The spill migrated to the Rockaway River through the storm water system due to recent heavy rains.

Hazmat teams from the county from the town of Parsippany put absorbent materials at the spill site and absorbent booms in the river.

New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection is monitoring the scene. It’s expected the recovery operation will take a few more days.


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