Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Pasadena, Md.

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard along with Maryland Department of the Environment, the Oil Spill Removal Organization and Miller Environmental are responding to a pollution spill in the Magothy River in Pasadena, Md., Saturday.

MDE notified the Coast Guard Friday at approximately 5:45 p.m., reporting an unknown amount of red-dye diesel fuel believed to have reportedly leaked into the Magothy River from a home on Grandview Road Friday.

MDE and OSRO deployed boom and placed absorbent pads on the yard Friday evening.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore’s Incident Management Division will conduct a shoreline cleanup assessment with Miller Environmental this morning.

Miller Environmental has been hired to clean the spill.

The cause of the spill is currently under investigation.

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