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DEC responds to Binghamton diesel fuel spill

FRIDAY UPDATE:

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A New York State Department of Environmental Conservation spokesperson says a tank puncture caused a fuel spill at a grocery store on Upper Front Street.

The spill happened in the dock area of the Aldi store at 1149 Upper Front Street around 5:40 a.m. on Thursday morning.

A DEC spokesperson says the driver noticed his truck’s saddle tank was punctured as he pulled into the store’s loading area.

“The extent of contamination is under investigation.  Aldi’s contractor removed sediment from the sump last evening and found the bottom consisted of coarse gravel,” the DEC spokesperson said in a statement. “The contractor has placed oil absorbent booms in the sump to contain the product.  DEC is asking the contractor to conduct soil borings and install monitoring wells in the area adjacent to the sump to determine the extent of contamination.”

The spokesperson added that the town of Chenango’s water well fields are not near the site of the spill, so water was not affected.


ORIGINAL STORY:

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Department of Environmental Conservation responded to a diesel fuel spill Thursday morning in Binghamton.

The DEC said they received a call around 5:40 a.m. Thursday morning.

It was at 1149 Upper Front St. in Binghamton. Aldi supermarket is at that location.

The DEC say the clean up and investigation continue into the incident. They said there were no known impacts to the environment.

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