Jiffy Lube oil spill stopped, cleaned up
NASHUA – City firefighters, public works officials and a haz-mat cleanup crew halted a small river of spilled oil Friday before it could seep into nearby storm drains, officials said.
Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Mike O’Brien said crews were called to Jiffy Lube, 77 E. Hollis St., shortly after noontime Friday for the spill, which police continue to investigate. O’Brien said preliminary reports indicate that inattention to proper tank-filling procedures may have caused the spill.
In all, an estimated 80-100 gallons of oil spilled into Jiffy Lube’s parking lot and toward E. Hollis Street, O’Brien said. The incident occurred while the operator of an oil delivery truck was filling Jiffy Lube’s in-ground tank, he added.
The question is: Is this the best way to handle a spill in a populated area? Where did they dispose of the “booms?”
Wouldn’t DE-OIL-IT be a better option with nothing remaining to dispose of after application and adding water?
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