NJ DEP sues former Somerville fuel oil company over diesel spill during Floyd

Source:, October 11, 2021
By: Mike Deak

The state is suing a former fuel oil company for not cleaning up a diesel spill 22 years ago that the state Department of Environmental Protection alleges still “poses a threat” to the residents of two neighboring garden apartment complexes on South Bridge Street.

The suit, filed in Superior Court on Friday by the DEP, alleges that Richards Fuel Oil did not clean up the spill that occurred during Hurricane Floyd in 1999 at its facility at the end of Holly Glen Road. Read more.

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