About 4,800 gallons of crude oil spilled into Lake Keystone after a tanker truck overturned on a rocky embankment Saturday morning. The tanker was driving over the Keystone Lake land bridge, U.S. Highway 412. The tanker was clipped by a car that was driving with a flat tire.
Clean up has continued today. However, the winds today have made clean up more difficult. And the oil has been spreading into Bear’s Glen Cove, though most of the oil has been contained in floating barriers.
The oil sheen is estimated to be about 15 by 1,000 feet. Both the Department of Wildlife Conservation and the state Department of Environmental Quality are both monitoring the situation. Workers will be monitoring the spill for a couple of weeks. So far there have been no reports of fish kills.
Thankfully, no public drinking water is taken from the lake. And clean up experts said they don’t expect the spill to have much of an impact on the wildlife. And the spill shouldn’t pose any risks to any people. The Keystone Dam’s power generation hasn’t been hinder either.
The video below from NewsOn6.com shows the spill on Saturday.
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