Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Schuylkill River oil spill

Approximately 250 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 2016. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and numerous partner agencies are responding. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Oyler)

Approximately 250 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Oyler)

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a diesel fuel spill Monday in the Schuylkill River near the 2400 block of Market Street in Philadelphia.

A sensor malfunction on an emergency generator at a CenturyLink facility caused an overflow of approximately 4,200 gallons of diesel fuel.

An initial estimate of 250 gallons spilled into the river. Miller Environmental Group Inc., an oil spill response organization, is engaged in cleanup operations.

The Coast Guard continues to monitor the situation.

Agencies involved:

  • Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  • Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • Philadelphia Fire Department
  • Philadelphia Water Department
  • CSX
  • CenturyLink

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