NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Tweed New Haven Airport reopened after a fuel tanker rolled over at Tweed Friday morning, closing the airport for several hours, police said.
The tanker, which was coming from Robinson Aviation and contained 5,000 gallons of Jet A fuel, spilled over on Perimeter Road in the airport. The leak has been contained, albeit with an unknown amount of spillage onto the road and grass area, the New Haven Fire Department said.
The department described the spilled amount as small and said it was quickly controlled. The environmental impact is considered minor at this time. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection confirmed that there is no impact on waterways. DEEP staff and a contractor assisted with the spilled fuel.
The driver was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital and is being evaluated for minor injuries sustained during the incident, officials said.
The NHFD responded to the scene first. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection arrived to assess the extent of the spillage.
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