Coast Guard Reports Mystic River Fuel Sheen has Dissipated

BOSTON — Coast Guard investigators monitoring the diesel fuel spill near a terminal in Everett, Mass., have determined the spill has dissipated since it was reported Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report yesterday at around 1:23 p.m., from the Exxon-Mobile terminal that about a 100-foot by 100-foot fuel sheen was sighted in the Mystic River.

Local partners and the Coast Guard responded Jan. 22, 2011, and conducted shoreline searches into the night to determine a source of the spill. After resuming first light searches this morning, no source was determined and the isolated spill totaling a few gallons had dissipated on its own.

Officials will continue to investigate the spill to determine a spill source of the diesel fuel.

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