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Almost 2,000 gallons of waste oil spill into Connecticut brook

DANBURY (AP) — About 1,800 gallons of waste oil has spilled into a brook that flows into Connecticut’s Still River, authorities said Monday.

The area of the Sympaug Brook in Danbury where the spill occured is not believed to be used for recreational purposes, but health officials are recommending people refrain from fishing, bathing and other activities until remediation is complete.

Waste oil containing metals spilled into the brook after a hose failed at a manufacturing facility owned by Stanley Engineered Fastening, according to the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which is overseeing the cleanup.

While some oil was recovered, some was also released into the brook, creating a milky white color. Stanley has hired two private companies to conduct the clean up.

 

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