HEBRON, Maine — A heating oil company is picking up the tab for a 1,500-gallon spill at a Hebron elementary school.
Superintendent Rick Colpitts and Jessamine Logan, a spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Protection, tell the Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1pSJtLU ) that C.N. Brown oil company of Paris has assumed full responsibility for the cleanup.
A company employee accidentally overfilled the tank at the Hebron Station School in December.
Authorities have said the spill occurred when a gauge on the oil tank malfunctioned, showing the tank was empty when it was not.
The accident caused the shutdown of the school for a week while oil flowed into nearby wetlands.
Logan says the school and the oil company have been good partners in the cleanup.
The exact cost is not clear.
Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com