Route 81N Tractor Trailer - Tank Rupture - Diesel Spill
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Chenango Fire was dispatched at 0602 hours to Route 81N MM23 for a Tractor Trailer with ruptured saddle tanks, NYSP on the scene. Chief 66C was the first arriving officer; confirming both saddle tanks leaking. The driver reported to have up to 300 gallons on board. C66C then requested NYSDEC Spill Response to the scene as the tractor trailer was within 60' of a water source (Castle Creek). Squad 66, Rescue 66 went responding. Squad 66 arrived on the scene and began deploying Quik Dry and large absorbant pads. The leak was semi-contained but with the amount leaking and the ground be saturated from an inch of rain overnight it was running down the embankment. Crews began to build dikes to collect the diesel fuel. Rescue 66 arrived and empty there supply or Quik Dry as well. Scene was turned over to NYS DEC Spill Response.