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City: Man spills 20K gallons oil, antifreeze, wastewater

November 14, 2018

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Murfreesboro man is under arrest after officials say he admitted to spilling 20,000 gallons of used motor oil, antifreeze and wastewater at Volunteer Oil Services.

A city news release says Dustin Keener is accused of opening the valves on a 6,500-gallon tanker truck and two above-ground storage tanks early Tuesday.

An existing containment berm captured roughly half the spill but the remainder emptied onto an old railway spur. A company called in to clean up the spill placed booms in nearby waterways, and the area downstream from the spill is being monitored.

Keener is being held on $500,000 bond on vandalism charges. Jail officials did not know if Keener has an attorney. He is due in court Nov. 24.

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