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Oil spill in New Milford cleaned up

600 gallons of home heating oil spilled into the environment in New Milford. 

 

A cleanup got underway Monday in New Milford by an environmental company and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  Spokesman Dwayne Gardner says the spill occurred on Lanesville Road near the foreclosed Connecticut Auto Body shop. 

 

Two 330 gallon tanks were overfilled and the oil then spilled over.

 

Gardner says its mostly confined to a wetlands near the area and residents don't have to worry.  There were concerns that the oil may go into the nearby Still River.