Coast Guard response to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River continues

Coast Guard response to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River continues
Petty Officer 2nd Class Bradley Martin, a marine science technician, collects sheen samples on the Mystic River Saturday, April 14, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brandon Aten) BOSTON — A unified command has been established in response to the dielectric oil leak in the Mystic River near the Alford St. bridge. The unified command is made up of the U.S. Coast Guard, Massachusetts Department...

Coast Guard, Mass DEP respond to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River

Coast Guard, Mass DEP respond to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection responded to a dielectric oil leak Friday in the Mystic River near the Alford St. bridge. The source is believed to be a small, slow leak from a cable under the river. Initially, Mass DEP and a pollution response team from Coast Guard Sector Boston discovered a notable rainbow sheen during a routine patrol of the river. Boom...