Maine officials initiated environmental cleanup management efforts on March 13, 2012, on Puddledock Road in Kennebec after a storage tanker spilled used motor oil across the area a week ago, according to the Kennebec Journal. Crews have worked with the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to eliminate the spill that leaked hundreds of gallons of motor oil.
State DEP response program spokesperson Bob Williams told the news source that crews have cleaned up roughly 1,500 gallons that spilled from a J&S Oil tanker. Authorities have been on-site since the spill occurred, and will continue efforts to prevent further damage. In addition, Williams notes the state will contact U.S. Geological Survey specialists to assess the short- and long-term impact of the spill.
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The non-toxic sock can absorb up to four times its weight and is capable of removing all petroleum-based products from a spill. Officials can use the eco-friendly solution to clean up waterways, contaminated barrels and boating areas.