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CRREL, Area Fire Departments and the NH Department Environmental Services work to contain spill

Published April 26, 2020

The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory discovered a Number 2 heating oil leak from a boiler at its facility at approximately 4 p.m., Saturday, April 25. The CRREL facility is located at 72 Lyme Road in Hanover.

No injuries have been reported. CRREL, along with the Hanover, Lebanon, Hartford and Norwich Fire Departments and the New Hampshire Department for Environmental Services are working together to contain the spill. Residents are asked to stay away from the area at this time.

The associated heating oil line was closed within six minutes to prevent additional oil from entering the Connecticut River. It is estimated that the spill was approximately 350 gallons of #2 heating fuel.

This incident is currently under investigation.

David Marquis
(603) 854-0034

Release no. 20-054