Roughly 1,800 gallons of oil spills into Danbury brook
DANBURY — About 1,800 gallons of oil spilled into the Sympaug Brook Monday.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is overseeing clean-up of the brook, which flows into the Still River.
The spill was caused by a hose failure at a manufacturing facility owned by Stanley Engineered Fastening at 4 Shelter Rock Lane. Around 1,800 gallons of waste oil with metals was “assumed lost,” DEEP said.
Some of the oil was recovered from secondary containment, while some was released into the brook, leaving it a milky-white color, the department said.
Stanley has taken responsibility for the clean-up and hired Moran Environmental Recovery and Fuss & O’Neill to assist. The Danbury Health Department also assessed the impact.
“Though the impacted area is not believed to be an active area for recreation, the health department is recommending that fishing, bathing, or recreational activities do not occur in the affected areas until remediation is complete,” DEEP said.
DEEP said it will continue to assess the situation.