Multiple Agencies Respond to Oil Spill in Linden, NJ

NEW YORK–Multiple agencies responded to a reported 1,050-gallon oil spill near the Conoco Phillips facility in Linden, N.J., at 10:19 a.m. today.

The facility reported that the spill occurred during a transfer from barge to pier and the discharge was the result of equipment failure from the facility side. The product is mostly on land, however, a 20 by 30-foot area of oil in the water has been contained with a boom. The source of the spill has been secured.

Coast Guard Sector New York and New York Department of Environmental Protection pollution investigators and response personnel arrived on scene at about 10:50 a.m. A Coast Guard Station New York rescue boat crew conducted an assessment of the area. There is no reported product outside the containment boom.

Miller Environmental and Clean Harbor Environmental Services are on scene conducting clean up and recovery efforts.

The incident is under investigation.

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  1. Dorothy Zavolinsky says:

    I was on the beach in Long Branch, NJ on Thursday afternoon. I could see how the water changed during the time I was there. At first, it was just fine, but then I could see waves that were black/brown with filmy oil. I was wondering what caused it and now I know. YUCK