Police & Fire

Hazmat Clean Up Completed on Mt. Hebron Rd. and Grove St.

Credits: Natalie Heard Hackett

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair firefighters responded to an oil spill on Monday at the intersection of Grove Street & Mount Hebron Road. Nutley Hazmat team responded to the scene to assist the Montclair firefighters with the cleanup.

Montclair Fire Chief John Herrmann said that Battalion Chief Greg Murray, Engine # 2 and Truck # 2 responded to the scene after receiving a report of oil leaking from a DeCamp bus.

Herrmann added that a product called absorbent boom was placed in front of the catch basin at Mt. Hebron Road and Grove Street "to prevent oil from entering the sewer system and Speedi Dry was also spread on the roadway to absorb the oil."  

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Absorbent Boom is designed to absorb oil spills and other petroleum based liquids while repelling water, while Speedi Dry is a clay sweep and dry absorbent product usually used for the cleanup of oils, greases, solvents, water, acids, paints, inks, chemicals and other liquids.

Herrmann concluded, "Nutley Hazmat responded to the scene and will supervise a private contractor called to clean up the spill."

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