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

Coast Guard, Mass DEP respond to dielectric oil leak in Mystic River
A boat crew from Clean Harbor is working to locate the source of the dielectric oil sheen on Friday, April 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — The unified command is overseeing dive crews and freeze operations this weekend as crews work to locate the source of the dielectric fluid leak in the Mystic River near the Alford St. bridge. Crews from...

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...

Coast Guard responding to spilled asphalt in Everett, Mass.

Coast Guard responding to spilled asphalt in Everett, Mass.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is monitoring the cleanup of approximately 11,000 gallons of asphalt spilled in the Mystic River, in Everett, Massachusetts, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Thursday. During an offload of asphalt from the 439-foot Palanca Singapore at the Exxon terminal in Everett, a hose failure resulted in approximately 11,000 gallons of asphalt entering the water. Exxon has contracted Clean...