Tanker truck spill impacts Revere marshland

BOSTON- Coast Guard pollution investigators are responding to a diesel spill after a tanker truck rolled over in a traffic rotary on Route 107 in Revere, Mass., around 5:40 a.m., today.

Coast Guard Sector Boston received a call from the Revere Fire Department at approximately 5:45 a.m., reporting that a 10,000 gallon tank truck full of No 2 Diesel fuel had rolled over and spilled most of its cargo into the roadway and the storm drains leading to Rumney Marsh.

“Our investigators are on scene assessing the impact of the spill,” said Lt. Kate Higgins, of the response department at Coast Guard Sector Boston. “The immediate response was very good, and they have been able to contain a large percentage of the oil that reached the Rumney Marsh area.”

A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod is scheduled to conduct a fly-over of the scene to get an aerial view of the spill site.

Multiple local and state agencies are responding to the spill including representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of the Interior and numerous other agencies.

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