Thieves in Monroe, Connecticut, stripped copper piping from an oil tank in a vacant home Thursday, February 9, 2012, and caused approximately 150 gallons of heating oil to leak into Boys Halfway Brook, according to the ctpost.com.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and a Hazmat team were sent to the scene to cleanup the spill, reports the news source. The oil, which had drained from two heating tanks, had flowed into a nearby storm drain to the brook, which runs into Lake Zoar.
The DEEP said the spill was contained, and no traces of oil were found in the lake.
No arrests have been made.
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