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

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. 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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