HAZMAT TEAM SUMMONED
COOPERSTOWN – County Hazmat teams, the DEC and Cooperstown Fire Department were called to Cooperstown’s Mirabito station at Chestnut and West Broad at 11:10 a.m. yesterday after a tanker overfilled the gas well, causing a large spill.
According to Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, employees the gas station quickly contained the spill using bumpers, and the gasoline did not get into storm or wastewater drains.
“There was no need for an evacuation,” she said. “It was handled by the business, who was responsible for calling it in.”
Following the call, the Cooperstown Fire Department responded, and the DEC and the county Hazmat team was called in to assist with containment and cleanup.
Tillapaugh said that she could not recall the last time a similar spill happened in the village.