A weekend spill that dumped about 600 gallons of fuel oil at Camp Keyes has been cleaned up, and state environmental officials say no oil was detected in storm drains and outlets that lead to the Kennebec River.

Sgt. Angela Parady, a public affairs officer for the U.S. Army National Guard, said on Tuesday that the spill happened Saturday.

“We believe it was an overfill situation,” Parady said.

The fuel provider was Dead River Co.

Lisa Morrissette, director of marketing for Dead River, said her company still is in the process of investigating how the spill occurred.

A spill response team was at the scene, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection was notified.


David Madore, director of communications, education and outreach for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, said Clean Harbors was on site to help with the cleanup.

“Our responder inspected storm drains and outlets to the Kennebec River but found no visible signs of free product,” Madore said.

The DEP staff will continue to monitor the situation, he said.

Jessica Lowell — 621-5632


Twitter: @JLowellKJ

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