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Coverage for Fuel Oil Spills

A furnace was supplied by two fuel oil tanks in the basement. The tanks had just been filled when one or more of the legs on the tanks failed under the weight of the fuel oil, which in turn broke the pipe connecting the two tanks, spilling fuel oil into the finished area of the basement. The sump pump in the basement subsequently pumped some fuel oil into a creek/ditch that traverses the property, requiring an EPA clean-up. The insurer has denied all property damage and clean-up costs. Is there any coverage for this under the HO or umbrella policies?

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Alexandria VA 22314
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