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Long Island Hospital spill; Quincy Bay, Massachusetts

Quincy Bay, Massachusetts | 1985-Feb-09

Initial Notification: Received phone call from CWO Anderson, MSO Boston that 5000 gallons No. 6 oil spilled into Quincy Bay, Massachusetts, from the Long Island Hospital power plant. Spill reported at 1800 by concerned citizen -- stated they saw the oil in the water approximately 1630 February 9. At approximately 2000, another citizen reported smelling fumes near the RTE 3A bridge over the Weymouth Fore River. Weather forecast for area is 25 kt NNW winds with 2 ft chop. Coast Guard requested NOAA provide trajectory for the spill. USCG district 1.

Incident Details
Products of concern:# 6 oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 5,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 42° 16.49′ North
Longitude (approximate): 70° 59.91′ West