Unified Command continues response for diesel spill near Port Reading

Unified Command continues response for diesel spill near Port Reading
NEW YORK – The Unified Command at Port Reading, N.J., continues to respond to and clean up a diesel fuel oil spill that occurred Thursday night at the Buckeye Terminal. The Marine Transportation System in the Port of New York and New Jersey was affected as the spill contaminated areas of the the Arthur Kill waterway, creating a domino effect leading to multiple vessels being diverted and two facilities...

Coast Guard, EPA investigate potential for Asian carp to enter Great Lakes in barges

Coast Guard, EPA investigate potential for Asian carp to enter Great Lakes in barges
CLEVELAND — A study conducted by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Thursday concluded that barge ballast tanks present a minimal risk for incidental transport and introduction of Asian carp into the waters of the Great Lakes. There has been concern that Asian carp eggs, larvae and fry contained in towboat and barge...