Coast Guard: Incredible damage from NY/NJ oil spill; ‘Grab bag’ of contaminants also suspected — ABC: Acrid stench of petroleum in air (VIDEO)

Published: November 5th, 2012 at 11:06 am ET
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Source: ABC News
Date: Nov. 4, 2012

Superstorm Sandy, in all of its might, caused 350,000 gallons of fuel to spill into the Arthur Kill, a canal that separates New Jersey from the Staten Island section of New York. […]

“As we got closer to the nascence of the spill, could clearly see the sheen of oil in the water and in some places, the bands of murky sledge indicating the presence of oil. We could smell the acrid stench of petroleum in the air,” ABC News’ Candace Smith reported.

Rear Adm. Dan Abel talked about the “incredible damage” but said over 150,000 gallons of the oil mix had been collected. He said the spill was likely petroleum, but did not count out a “grab bag” of contaminants could have also run into the water. […]

Published: November 5th, 2012 at 11:06 am ET
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7 comments to Coast Guard: Incredible damage from NY/NJ oil spill; ‘Grab bag’ of contaminants also suspected — ABC: Acrid stench of petroleum in air (VIDEO)

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    "…Abel said he was optimistic about the recovery effort.
    “I think we’re starting to win,” he said…"

    Hey – congrats on the big 'win'.

    For anyone not living on the East Coast, 'kill' is an old Dutch word meaning riverbed. Those goofy Dutch!

  • Sol Man

    Please, no corexit!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The original estimate was 300,000 gallons.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I61OEtOHRAk

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    “As we got closer to the nascence of the spill…” "…ABC News’ Candace Smith reported."

    Ms. Smith: Who on earth still uses 'nascence' instead of 'origin' or 'source'? I had to Google that one to remember what it meant.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Winning? How come I feel like we are losing, our environment.

    • Sol Man

      Likely because we have witnessed it daily for years now. The corporations that have corrupted our representative government have run rampant over the People and the Environment, until we see that there are fatalities from the degraded state of everything under the sun.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Poorly contained pollution from New Jersey? Who could ever think of such an outrageous accusation?