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Gasoline Tank Truck Spill, Long Island, NY

80 Merrick Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, USA | 2022-Feb-16

Initial Notification: On February 16, 2022, the USCG Sector Long Island Sound contacted the Mid-Atlantic NOAA SSC about a gasoline tanker truck that was involved in an accident in East Rockaway, NY and was involved in a major fire. The truck was carrying approximately 11,000 gallons of gasoline and an unknown quantity of fuel from the tanker had spilled into a nearby drain. The USCG requested fate analysis and assistance from NOAA.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Gasoline
Total amount at risk of spill: 11,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 39.43′ North
Longitude (approximate): 73° 39.27′ West