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Up to 150 gallons of tahini sesame oil spills onto New Jersey road

The Newton Fire Department in New Jersey said up to 150 gallons of tahini -- an oil condiment made from crushed sesame seeds -- spilled from a truck onto a road. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=434157145419306&amp;set=pcb.434159255419095">Photo courtesy of the Newton Fire Department/Facebook</a>
The Newton Fire Department in New Jersey said up to 150 gallons of tahini -- an oil condiment made from crushed sesame seeds -- spilled from a truck onto a road. Photo courtesy of the Newton Fire Department/Facebook

June 24 (UPI) -- Emergency responders and public employees responded to a road in New Jersey when a truck spilled up to 150 gallons of tahini sesame oil into a roadway.

The Newton Fire Department said in a Facebook post that crews responded alongside the Newton Police Department, Sussex County HazMat and Newton Department of Public Works when a truck carrying tahini -- an oil condiment made from crushed sesame seeds -- leaked onto a roadway.

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The post said firefighters kept the oil from flowing into a storm drain and contained the spill until a cleanup crew arrived on the scene.

Emergency responders estimated 140-150 gallons of tahini spilled from the truck.

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