400-Gallon Oil Spill Reaches Rockaway River in New Jersey

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    Authorities in northern New Jersey are cleaning up an oil spill that has affected about two miles of the Rockaway River.

    Morris County's Office of Emergency Management says a delivery truck bringing diesel fuel to Montville's fuel station's underground storage tank spilled its load.

    About 400 gallons of fuel were estimated to have spilled. The spill migrated to the Rockaway River through the storm water system due to recent heavy rains.

    Hazmat teams from the county from the town of Parsippany put absorbent materials at the spill site and absorbent booms in the river.

    New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection is monitoring the situation. The recovery operation is expected to take several days. 

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