- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - State environmental officials say heating oil that spilled from a railroad tank car in northern New Jersey did not reach any waterways.

State Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Lawrence Hajna tells NJ.com (https://bit.ly/1OhFtfJ ) that 1,500 gallons of oil spilled on Sunday at the New York Terminal in Elizabeth.

The heating oil escaped while being transported from a railroad car to a storage tank.

Hajna says the oil solidified in the near-record low temperatures before liquefying again as temperatures climbed back up. He says clean-up crews were able to remove the spill before it reached the Arthur Kill strait or area sewer lines.

New York Terminal reported the spill on Monday and city firefighters and county hazmat workers responded to the scene late Tuesday.


Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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