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NJ TRANSIT, DEP OUTLINE FUEL SPILL CLEANUP PROGRESS

January 13, 2012
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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — NJ TRANSIT and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in cooperation with Emergency Management officials in Gloucester and Camden counties, today continued to make progress on the cleanup of diesel fuel that spilled into area water bodies.

 

At approximately 9 a.m. yesterday, January 12, a NJ TRANSIT Garage Superintendent discovered diesel fuel seeping to the surface behind Washington Township Bus Garage, located on Route 42 in Turnersville, NJ.  It was then determined that diesel fuel levels had dropped in the facility’s two 16,000-gallon fuel storage tanks.  The preliminary cause of the leak, estimated at approximately 26,000 gallons, is believed to be a failed gasket. 

 

NJ TRANSIT and the DEP continue to investigate the incident.

As of noon today, NJ TRANSIT and the DEP report the following:

 

 

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