Police & Fire

HazMat Crews Clean up 35 Gallon Fuel Spill on Valley Road


MONTCLAIR, NJ - A substantial amount of gasoline spilled onto the ground and a nearby drain at a gas station located in Montclair on Friday.

Sometime around 7:10a.m., the Montclair Fire Department was notified that a fuel spill had occurred at a gas station located at 632 Valley Road. 

Once on the scene, firefighters noticed a substantial amount of gasoline on the ground, Deputy Chief Robert Duncan confirmed. Fire officials requested the assistance of Nutley Haz-Mat, who responded to the scene.

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"One of our units responded and confirmed that roughly 35 gallons of fuel had been spilled, approximately 5 of which were pooled in the storm drain," stated Duncan. 

He added that the Department of Environmental Protection was notified and Nutley HazMat responded to assist.  "The spill occurred while a tanker was filling the gas station's fuel tanks."  

He concluded by stating that a remediation specialist also responded to assist in the process of cleaning up the site.

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