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11,000 Gallons of Asphalt Spills Into Mystic River

The spill happened Thursday.

Palanca Singapore. Credit: http://www.wisbytankers.se/fleet
Palanca Singapore. Credit: http://www.wisbytankers.se/fleet

Roughly 11,000 gallons of liquid asphalt spilled into the Mystic River on Thursday from a hose failure at the ExxonMobil terminal in Everett, according to the Mystic River Watershed Association.

The spill occurred at about 3:30 p.m., when the 439-foot Palanca Singapore tanker ship was offloading, according to the organization.

The Mystic River Watershed Association and the U.S. Coast Guard are monitoring clean-up efforts.

The liquid asphalt has solidified on the surface of the water, and there have been no known environmental impacts, according to the organization.

The Mystic River Watershed Association is posting updates on the situation on its website.

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