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Hurricane Sandy - Spills in the Arthur Kill

Arthur Kill, NJ | 2012-Oct-31

Initial Notification: USCG Sector New York requested scientific support from NOAA Emergency Response Division on 31Oct2012 for Hurricane Sandy related pollution incidents. The USCG is currently responding to oil spills in Arthur Kill, NJ/NY. NOAA personnel are on-scene at the USCG command post.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Hurricane
Products of concern:Diesel, bio-diesel, slop oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 8300 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 40° 32.50′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 15.30′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Evaluated but not used
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable