DEP: Oil Spill in Paulsboro Smelly, But Not Dangerous
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection says an oil spill inside a southern New Jersey oil refinery was smelly, but not dangerous.
The leak, caused by a ruptured pipe at the Paulsboro Refinery, sent a strong odor through the air for miles on Thursday afternoon.
It was discovered about 1:30 p.m. Within hours, about 157,000 barrels of oil had spilled into an emergency containment area at the refinery which can hold up to 377,000 barrels.
Environmental Protection officials say the air and clean-up are being monitored and it is not expected to impact the Delaware River or local water supplies.
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