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7-Up Bottling Plant

Bridgeton, New Jersey | 1992-Jul-08

Initial Notification: On July 8, 1992, at approximately 0800, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) was notified of an oil spill on the Cohansey River in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Initially, this was thought to be in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's jurisdiction but further information determined that it was to be a USCG response. USCG Marine Safety Office (MSO) and Atlantic Strike Team (AST) personnel were dispatched to the scene to evaluate the situation. Surveys by boat and helicopter were performed and the degree and severity of the spill were ascertained. The spill was listed as a minor release of #4 oil from the 7-Up distribution facility. The responsible party initiated response actions. Booms and sorbents were placed in areas of pocketed oil. The Federal response was over by July 10. USCG district 5. Keyword: none.

Incident Details
Products of concern:#4 oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 250 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 39° 25.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 14.00′ West