Oil spill threatens Somers reservoir

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An oil spill could threaten a local reservoir in the Granite Springs section of Somers.

Fire, hazmat and environmental crews are keeping a close eye on an oil spill that happened Monday.

Fire officials say an oil delivery was being made to a home on Granite Springs Road and the oil tank was compromised or damaged.

Emergency officials say part of the problem is they're not sure how much oil was left in the tank before it was refilled but at least a minimum of 200 gallons of fuel oil leaked onto the ground and into the sewers.

"We have at least 200 gallons, possibly much more, that seeped through the ground, it's in the storm drain and in the stream system going to the Amawalk Reservoir," says Somers Fire Department Chief Paul Jockimo.

Crews have been dropping booms, or absorbent pads, attempting to stop the oil from reaching the nearby reservoir. They say the will continue to keep an on eye on the area.

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