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Environmental impact of oil spill being assessed

December 14, 2011
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BERKELEY, CA — Emergency crews were called to University of California at Berkeley on Sunday to remove hundreds of gallons of oil from Stanley Hall, according to the Berkeleyside.

Approximately 1,700 gallons of oil spilled within the building when equipment failure caused a diesel tank to overflow, with some of the oil reaching a nearby creek and San Francisco Bay, the article stated.

According to the article, crews were onsite to monitor the situation and laid down materials to both contain and absorb the fuel.

Campus officials continue to work closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game, the article noted.

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