Crews work to clean Connecticut River oil spill

Published: Apr. 26, 2020 at 9:37 AM EDT
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Crews in Hanover have been dealing with an oil spill this weekend into the Connecticut River.

On Saturday, the Hanover Fire Department was dispatched to the US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory after a security officer discovered a leak.

The leak was coming from a newly installed boiler, which was quickly isolated and shut down. An estimated 350 gallons were believed to be spilled into the river.

Crews contained the leak by placing a rigid deflection boom across the river just north of the Ledyard Bridge. It's expected to be there for another day or so until the oil can be completely cleaned up.