Heating Oil Enters Beverly’s Bass River

Heating Oil Enters Beverly’s Bass River
Photo of an oil sheen, courtesy Fedral Energy Regulatory Commission.

Salem News reports that a broken sprinkler system in a vacant building is being blamed for an oil leak that sparked environmental cleanup efforts in the Bass River in Beverly, MA, on January 19.

The broken sprinkler line flooded the top of to the basement, lifting a pair of partially filled heating-oil tanks. The tanks were damaged and started leaking oil into the water, which then flowed into the Bass River via storm drains.

Read more about the efforts to clean up heating oil that polluted the Bass River in Beverly, MA.