Crews respond after 250 gallons of oil leaks into well of Burrillville home
Roughly 250 gallons of oil leaked from the line, seeped into the ground, and ended up in the home's well.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WLNE)- Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management is inspecting after 250 gallons of oil leaked into a home’s well on Saturday.
The DEM said there was an oil filter failure Saturday afternoon at a Waterfront Circle home, on Spring Lake. Crews got to the scene shortly after 4 p.m.
Roughly 250 gallons of oil leaked from the line, seeped into the ground, and ended up in the home’s well.
The DEM said two hazmats deployed a vac truck to pump out and clear the well. A boom was also deployed around the property on the lake.
Burrillville Fire Department sent a boat out but did not see oil on the shoreline or in the water. According to fire crews, they did see a visible sheen.
The DEM told ABC6 the scene was cleared around 7 p.m. and crews will most likely be back Sunday to reinspect.