Monday, August 18, 2014

Oil Spill on the Hudson

The Register-Star reported last night that there was an oil spill on the Hudson River near Germantown. The spill, which was noticed shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday, is believed to have been caused by "a transfer line that fell from a tanker ship traveling southbound on the Hudson River." The oil spilled is very likely Bakken crude oil, which we learned last month, is highly volatile and extremely difficult to clean up. It is estimated that a successful clean up would only capture 20 or 25 percent of the oil spilled.

The Register-Star was posted online at 7:17 p.m. and updated at 7:49 p.m. with the promise of further updates. So far, there have been none.

Channel 10 News has a report about the spill which can be seen here. According to this report, what was spilled was not crude oil but fuel oil.

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