|Flooding in NY Subway|
Environmental Conservationists investigating fuel spill
The smelly water was being pumped out of basements in Sloatsburg, New York by the local fire department while the state Department of Environmental Conservation investigated the cause of the spill. Immediately after the incident it was being assumed that storm water rose above the containment wall around the fuel facility and when combined with high winds jostled some tankers causing them to leak.
But, according to a report in NorthJersey.com the Ramapo River in New Jersey was also affected as an estimated 10,000 gallons of diesel and home heating oil leaked into that waterway from the same fuel storage and delivery facility. The facility stores up to 30,000 gallons of various fuels at any time. Other reports placed a 3,000 gallon tank and another 500 gallon tank in the nearby woods where observers said the smell of gasoline was so strong they couldn't stay in the area more than a few minutes. One of those tanks bore the markings of the same fuel facility.