Turner Cut Resort Dock Fire Oil Spill Cleanup Complete

STOCKTON, Calif. — The oil spill cleanup that resulted from a dock fire at the Turner Cut Resort on October 8, is complete.

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco pollution investigators began working with environmental cleanup company Parker Diving to mitigate spread and recover oil that resulted from a dock fire in the early morning of October 8. Six vessels were damaged in the fire and sank, discharging an estimated 500 gallons of oil into the water. By Tuesday, October 9, approximately 300 gallons of oil had been recovered through the use of absorbent material and containment boom. The remaining oil was not recoverable mostly due to evaporation. On Thursday, October 11, it was confirmed that no more oil was being discharged, and the containment boom was removed from the harbor. The damaged vessels remain sunken at the dock and are still being monitored for any further signs of oil discharge by the marina harbormaster.

Although the pollution cleanup is now complete, the Coast Guard will continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

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