Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Delaware River

5th Coast Guard District News
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil spill in the Delaware River Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received notification of the spill at approximately 1 p.m. Monday after the National Response Center relayed 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.

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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