NYMPP: Section 4 - Fueling
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Section 4:

Gas, diesel and oil are toxic to aquatic plants and animals. Fish and shellfish are sensitive to very low concentrations of petroleum products in the water. Concentrations equal to 1 drop of gas in 17 gallons of water can harm some aquatic life. Proper storage and handling of petroleum products is essential to prevent these materials from getting into the environment. This section provides information on how to minimize spills and leaks from your fueling operations.