Coast Guard continues to oversee oil spill cleanup in Baltimore

Baltimore pollutionBALTIMORE — The Coast Guard continues to oversee a response to an oil spill Friday at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the National Response Center Thursday of approximately 3,000 gallons of lubrication oil in the discharge canal at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. It is now believed approximately 4,000 gallons were discharged.

Personnel from Maryland Department of the Environment, Clean Venture Inc. and Miller Environmental Group are on scene conducting cleanup operations, and have recovered approximately 3,600 gallons of oil.

Approximately 100 gallons of oil was released after flushing the internal piping system and is being recovered by contracted personnel.

Cleanup efforts are expected to be complete by the end of the day.

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research personnel have completed their assessment of the area and found no additional impact to local wildlife.

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