Diesel spill clean up continues in Revere

BOSTON- Coast Guard pollution investigators and commercial contractors continue to assess and clean a diesel spill in Revere, Mass., after a tanker truck rolled over in a traffic rotary on Route 107, Monday.

Four vacuum trucks worked throughout the night and have recovered an estimated 7,500 gallons of No. 2 diesel from Rumney Marsh.

About 9,400 gallons of fuel spilled from the truck and about 8,000 gallons entered storm drains leading to the marsh.

Teams from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service are on scene to assess long-term effects, if any.

“We knew this would be a multi-agency response,” said Lt. j.g. Heidi Miller, the deputy of operations at Coast Guard Sector Boston. “We stood up a unified command to coordinate clean-up efforts and everyone involved has worked really hard to clean up the spill.”

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