Thomaston Cleanup Continues

The cleanup will go on until at least Friday afternoon.

Four days after a gasoline tanker containing 8,800 gallons of fuel flipped over on Route 8 in Thomaston, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is still finding contaminated soil at the scene.

Dwayne Gardner, of the DEEP, said crews will be removing the soil until at least Friday afternoon.

The spill happened when a Bridgeport man was towing the truck on Monday morning and the tanker went off the right shoulder of the road on the Thomaston/Litchfield line, hit a guardrail and went down the embankment, police said.  

Original reports said hundreds of gallons of gasoline spilled, but state police determined that 5,000 gallons spilled, contaminating the surrounding soil in an area near the Naugatuck River.

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