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Crude Oil Spill in Delaware River: Boom Deployed

January 27, 2014

Delaware River spill response: Photo courtesy of USCG

Delaware River spill response: Photo courtesy of USCG

US Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay are responding to a crude oil spill in the Delaware River

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received notification of the spill at approximately 1 p.m. Monday (local time) after the National Response Center informed of an estimated 1,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Delaware River near Monroe Energy LLC, located about one mile south of the Commodore Barry Bridge.

A boom is deployed to contain the oil while responders use skimmers and vacuums to remove the oil from the water.

A pollution response team from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is on scene to verify safe and thorough cleanup operations.  
 

 



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