Delaware Oil Spill Update

Tuesday, December 07, 2004
The unified command is continuing its clean up efforts today in response to the undetermined amount of oil that was spilled into the Delaware River by the ATHOS I on November 27th.

Barges are being used to offload the ships oil cargo in order to lighten the ship for salvage operations. The barges have offloaded 2.52 million gallons of product so far. Transfer operations are expected to be completed early this week.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Latest oil spill information:

More than 1,400 responders are working in the command center and out in the field.

16 vessels are employed in the clean-up efforts and an additional 124 vessels are assisting in the response.

10,918 gallons of oil/water mixture has been recovered.

6,720 pounds of oily solids (cleanup materials and oil) have been collected.

Experts report 103 birds have been captured, 84 of which have been cleaned thus far. A seperate count of 87 have been reported deceased.

Oil has impacted approximately 81 miles of shoreline.

More than 109,050 feet of spill-control and absorbent boom is in place.

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