Massachusetts trucking company has been slapped with an $18,000 fine for oil
spilled by one of its trucks.
J.P. Noonan Inc. delivery truck hauling No. 6 fuel oil wrecked at the
intersection of Vermont Highways 64 and 12. According to a Vermont Agency of
Natural Resources news release, an investigation into the wreck revealed the
truck driver was driving too fast as he approached the intersection and the
brakes on the truck were “seriously out of adjustment.”
fully loaded truck flipped over and spilled 3,800 gallons of oil. Between
420 and 1,010 gallons of oil was not recovered, and a significant amount of
that discharged into Sunny Brook in Northfield, VT, according to the state
J.P. Noonan took appropriate steps to reduce the release of
the oil when it brought in several cleanup crews to capture as much spilled oil
as possible. After the investigation was completed, J.P. Noonan was notified of
the violations and agreed to settle the matter.
The settlement was reduced to an Assurance of Discontinuance
and was ordered by the Environmental Court on Nov. 30.