Oil leak in Straits of Mackinac possibly caused by vessel activity

Oil leak in Straits of Mackinac possibly caused by vessel activity
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon McCarty conducts a waterside investigation of a mineral oil spill on the Straits of Mackinac. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Pamela Manns). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The mineral oil leak in American Transmission Company’s utility lines may have been caused by vessel activity in the Straits of Mackinac; in addition to the ongoing environmental response, the Coast...

Response continues to mineral oil spill in Straits of Mackinac

Response continues to mineral oil spill in Straits of Mackinac
Straits of Mackinac during a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter overflight on April 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command has isolated the impacted utility lines and is monitoring the removal progress of the remaining mineral oil from those lines, Thursday. The Oil Spill Response Organization, contracted by the American Transmission...

Coast Guard responding to Potomac River oil spill

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard, along with local agencies, are responding to a mineral oil spill in the Potomac River near Alexandria, Va., Monday. Pepco employees notified the Coast Guard Sunday at 12:40 p.m., reporting approximately 5,000 gallons of mineral oil was believed to have leaked from a transformer at the Pepco substation in Alexandria. It was also reported, that an additional 500 gallons...