Brooklyn Oil Spill Bigger Than Imagined, EPA Finds

Law360, New York (September 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The country's largest oil spill appears to have been almost twice as big as previous estimates have suggested and is unlikely to ever be fully cleaned up, according to a new study of the 60-year-old New York City site.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday released the most comprehensive study of the Brooklyn site to date, revealing that as many as 30 million gallons of oil leaked from a number of refineries in the 1940s and 50s—a far higher figure than the 17 million gallons...
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