UPDATE: 10:03 a.m. Monday.
The oil spill at 4 Lanesville Road in New Milford is actually from a rusted, above-ground oil tank at a vacant building which last housed Connecticut Auto Body, according to Fire Chief Jim Ferlow, of Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2.
The tank has a “slow leak” that was found when Mitchell Oil Co. personnel arrived at the site Monday morning to pump oil from the two tanks, Ferlow said.
A trickle of oil had traveled down hill toward a small pond on the grounds of the nearby golf course. It was estimated some 500 gallons of oil had likely leaked before the leak was discovered, Ferlow said.
DEEP was coming to the scene as was a private environmental clean up company. Who would be responsible for clean up costs was still to be determined.
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A 500 gallon oil spill has been reported at Connecticut Auto Body in New Milford Monday morning at 9 a.m.
Mitchell Oil Co. employees are on the scene and the DEEP and a private environmental clean up company have been called. Concern has been expressed that the oil may go into the nearby Still River waterbody.