Oil spill from building fouls Bronx River

The Bronx River has been contaminated by heating oil that apparently leaked from an apartment building in White Plains.

The oil polluted the river from Main Street in White Plains to Crane Road on the Scarsdale/Yonkers border. Officials say several hundred gallons of oil reached the river via storm drains.

According to officials, a jogger running along a path of the Bronx River Parkway this morning detected a suspicious smell in the air and alerted police. Emergency crews that arrived on the scene placed booms to contain the spill, but the cleanup could take weeks.

A source tells News 12 that the leak originated at the Lexington Hills Apartment Complex, where someone was trying to repair a furnace.

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