Reported Fossil Fuel Spills in Vermont: October 2019

 

While the worst spills – Exxon Valdez, BP Deepwater Horizon, the list goes on – rightly get the most attention, the fact is fossil fuel spills happen every day in Vermont and hardly get a mention. There have been more than 18,000 oil spills since Vermont started monitoring them in the 1970s.

In October alone, more than 400 gallons of heating and motor oil spilled in Vermont:

TownDateAmount Spilled
Craftsbury10-01-20192 Gallons
Warren10-01-2019200 Gallons
Woodstock10-04-2019Unknown
Dummerston10/4/20191 Gallons
East Montpelier10-05-20195 Gallons
Fayston10-08-20197 Gallons
Berlin10-09-2019Unknown
Saint Johnsbury10-08-2019Unknown
Cavendish10-11-2019At least 10 Gallons
Arlington10-14-2019Unknown
Chester10-15-2019Unknown
Barton10-16-201920 Gallons
Colchester10-17-2019Unknown
Bennington10-17-2019Unknown
Craftsbury10-17-2019Unknown
South Burlington10-17-2019Approximately 2 Gallons
Charlotte10-17-201920 Gallons
Weathersfield10-17-201910-20 Gallons
Northfield10-18-20192 Gallons
Hartford10-19-20194 Gallons
Panton10-19-2019Unknown
Hartford10-19-201920 Gallons
Charlotte10-21-2019Unknown
Highgate10-21-20192-90 Gallons
Shelburne10-22-2019Unknown
Rutland City10-24-201915-25 Gallons
Saint Albans City10-23-201915 Gallons
Fair Haven10-24-20195 Gallons
Proctor10-25-201950 Gallons
Barton10-25-2019Unknown
Fair Haven10-27-20198 Gallons
Cambridge10-28-2019Unknown
Jamaica10-29-20195-10 Gallons
Fairfax10-29-20193 Gallons