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Hydraulic fluid spill cleaned up at Candlewood Lake School Construction Site

A hydraulic fluid spill has been reported at the Candlewood Lake School Construction Site in Brookfield.  Town officials say no one at risk from the hazmat spill on Friday.  The cause was a burst hose from a concrete pump truck.  About  5 to 15 gallons of hydraulic fluid leaked at the far northwest corner of the Huckleberry Hill School property.  The spill was kept contained to a limited area by the Fire Department through the use of absorbent pads and booms, and the fluid on the ground’s surface was quickly picked up by vacuum trucks operated by Moran Environmental.  The wells that service the school are not in the vicinity of the spill so Huckleberry Hill Elementary School is deemed safe for students and staff today.  Town officials say all neighboring wells are sufficiently far enough away so as not to be a health concern. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and local officials will be on site today to collect soil samples, direct any additional mitigation measures and to review and direct the scope of soil removal and remediation to protection of local wetlands and water sources.

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Jim Bohannon

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