Fuel Oil Contamination During a Disaster - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Fuel Oil Contamination During a Disaster

During a flood, fuel oil spills can contaminate buildings. Knowing what you should do when there is a fuel oil spill can help keep you safe from harm.

Quick Tips:

  • Stay safe: Keep children and pets away from the spill. Wear clothing that will not soak up oil when cleaning.
  • Avoid ignition sources: a spill is a potential fire hazard, do not allow an open flame or run a generator near the spill.
  • Report the spill: notify the Minnesota Duty Officer Program
  • Ventilate: open all windows and doors near the area. Throw away items that are porous and have soaked up the oil.

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Updated Monday, March 30, 2015 at 02:13PM