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Workers clean up oil that accidentally spilled from a truck during a Wednesday morning delivery to the plant.
Oil spews during delivery at sewage plant
Truck hose mishap to blame; did not reach water, says sewage officials

An oil truck making a delivery at the Bay Park Sewage Plant early Wednesday morning accidentally spilled about 166 gallons of fuel when a hose came loose as it was making a delivery inside the facility.

“We’re in the process of cleaning up the fuel with Speedy Dry,” said Sewage Treatment Plant Supervisor Eric Pietzak at the scene. “They’re soaking it up, then we’ll power wash it.” Pietzak said that the oil never reached the bay water, and no emergency services had to be called. He said that because of the incline, the oil did travel down the roadway.

Answering inquiries about the incident, County spokesman Mike Martino said that the situation is under control, and that some reports of the incident have been “blown out of proportion.”


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Where will the run off go after the powerwash??

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Report this

"blown out of proportion"....you try living next to this plant with it's noisy generators, horrible smell and now an oil spill...and there seems to be no help in sight.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Report this

Problem is everything at that plant is blown out and does not even come close to coming into acceptable proportions relative to quality of living in east rockaway. Get your act together and don't be defensive when yet another problem arises. Maybe an apology to the residents would be a good way to start off instead of acting like everything is under control when clearly it is not!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Report this

40 years living in bay park, 40 years of problems with the sewage plant. What a disgrace.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Report this

I sense a cover-up.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Report this

166 gallons is peanuts. It is barely a delivery to a small bungalow.

It is the millions of gallons of sewerage that is issue.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Report this

Live there and you'll learn fast. The sewage plant is the largest problem to the residents in Bay Park. The smell, the unsafe conditions of the plant, but most of all the hazardous waste.

Who is to say that they won't have this waste in their homes again. Now an oil spill, whats next? The plant needs to be upgraded immediately. If someone there makes a wrong decision and flips the wrong switch the residents will have contaminated sewage in their homes again. Very unsafe and dangerous situation. If we are still running on generators, what will happen with another severe hurricane? This is unacceptable.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Report this
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