A hazardous materials cleanup is planned today at the Allston railroad yard near Storrow Drive and the Doubletree Hotel, the Boston Fire Department said.
Firefighters responded at 10:38 a.m. to the Beacon Yards site for a report of an oil spill, department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.
Recent rains apparently fell into an uncovered dumpster, forcing out at least 100 gallons of an unidentified petroleum product, he said in an official tweet.
He said those on the scene included Boston Police, Boston Fire hazardous materials technicians and Boston EMS workers, as well as city health inspectors and water and sewer workers, and state environmental protection officials.
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