Diesel Fuel Spill From Route 5 Accident Contained Before Reaching River

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ State environmental officials say a large diesel fuel spill in North Haven has been contained before reaching the Quinnipiac River.

A truck transporting about 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel overturned Thursday morning on Route 5, spilling most of its load.

Officials with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection say the spilled fuel reached catch basins that lead to a tributary of the Quinnipiac River. Cleanup crews put booms in the stream and river to contain the fuel and are vacuuming any fuel that reaches the waters.

Crews also are cleaning the catch basins.

State officials say an environmental contractor has been hired by the company that owns the truck, Diesel Direct based in Stoughton, Mass.

It’s not clear what caused the accident. The driver wasn’t seriously hurt.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. )

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