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Union County HAZMAT Securing Scotch Plains After Flooding

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Credits: Michael Bruchert
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Credits: Michael Bruchert
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Water rushing down Front Street after heavy rain on Wednesday, August 19. Credits: Michael Bruchert
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – On Thursday afternoon, the Union County Bureau of Hazardous Materials Emergency Services (HAZMAT) conducted a follow up investigation at 1815 Front Street after Wednesday’s flooding.

On Wednesday, Front Street experienced severe flooding, as water overflowed into yards and filled basements.

“It was a precautionary measure, because oil and water don’t mix,” the homeowner said after suspecting a heating oil leak. "My basement was full from the runoff and now it's just mud."

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All water was removed from the basement and HAZMAT officials confirmed the area is safe.

HAZMAT maintains capabilities of a Type I Hazardous Materials Team as designated by the US Department of Homeland Security. The Union County Bureau can be contacted at (908) 654-9881

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