School district off the hook for oil spill cleanup at Hebron elementary school

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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

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