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New Jersey Spill Cleaned Up

Bayonne
file photo: Bayonne, New Jersey

By MarEx 2015-08-04 18:45:09

Most of the oil spilled after a tug allided with a fuel terminal in New Jersey on Saturday has now been cleaned up, says the U.S. Coast Guard

About 1,000 gallons of oil was spilled in Bayonne, New Jersey, following the allision. The fuel terminal, which is located about 10 miles south of Manhattan, began to leak shortly after the incident. 

Members of the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) quickly notified the New York Coast Guard, which dispatched its Pollution Response Team to investigate. The response team and terminal employees launched a containment boom of 2,500 feet and secured the source of the oil. 

Coast Guard officials state that a contractor hired by the IMTT is overseeing the final cleanup operations. No sensitive areas or wildlife have been affected by the spill. 

The Coast Guard is investigating what caused the tugboat to allide with the pier.