Coast Guard responding to report of oil sheen in DuSable Harbor

National Response Center LogoCHICAGO – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago is responding to a report of an oil sheen about 150-feet by 200-feet in size in DuSable Harbor Monday afternoon.

Coast Guard pollution responders on scene believe the sheen was caused by diesel originating from a 30-foot pleasure craft moored in the harbor.

Sorbent boom and sorbent pads have been deployed to contain and recover the product.

The Coast Guard received notification of the discharge around 12:45 p.m.

The DuSable Harbor harbormaster, Chicago Fire Department and Police Department Marine Unit are also on scene and have secured the source of the discharge.

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