"Oil Tank at New Jersey Refinery Leaks Millions of Gallons"

"TRENTON, New Jersey, February 24, 2012 (ENS) - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is downplaying the environmental impact of a large spill from an oil tank at the Paulsboro Refining Company facility in Gloucester County that started Thursday afternoon."

"Personnel at the heavy crude oil refinery discovered the leak shortly before 1:30 pm Thursday. As of 4:30 pm, 157,000 barrels, or about 6.6 million gallons, of oil had leaked into the refinery's emergency containment area.

The emergency containment area, essentially a large berm surrounding the tank, is designed to hold 377,000 barrels in the event of an emergency."

Environment News Service had the story February 24, 2012.

Source: ENS, 02/27/2012