Investigation underway into fuel spill in Ten Mile River

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By Max Bowen

The North Attleborough Fire Department and state agencies are working to determine the cause of a fuel spill reported in the Ten Mile River last night.

According to information posted to the town’s web site, last evening the fire department received a report of an odor in the North Washington and Park Street area, and upon arrival, noticed a fuel spill in the Ten Mile River.

At this time, the source of the spill is unknown, but according to the Director of Public Works, there is no threat to the town’s drinking water.

The Friends of the Ten Mile River have been notified about the spill, according to a post to the group’s Facebook page, as have the Massachusetts River Alliance and Save the Bay. Video has been sent to the group showing fuel in the water.

The fire department, state agencies, and an emergency response team worked to control and contain the spill. Multiple booms were deployed at several locations along the river. The investigation will continue to determine the source of the leak.