Coast Guard responding to report of tar balls along Delaware River

5th Coast Guard District News
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of tar balls along the Delaware River Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a report Friday from the National Response Center of oil (tar balls) along the shoreline of Gloucester City, N.J.

Initial reports of some tar balls have increased to more of a slick along the shoreline. The amount and source of the oil is unknown. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund has been opened and an Oil Spill Response Organization is conducting cleanup operations. Samples have been taken and the Coast Guard is investigating the spill.

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