Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Coast Guard overseeing cleanup of Delaware River oil spill

The U.S. Coast Guard reported Friday that it was overseeing the cleanup of 50 gallons of crude oil that spilled into the Delaware River from a Sunoco facility in South Philadelphia.

An estimated 2,000 gallons of crude oil had discharged Thursday from a broken pipe onto a parking lot at the Sunoco Logistics Terminal Facility. About 200 gallons spilled into a drain, of which 50 gallons went into the river.

The Coast Guard said that a private firm was recovering the oil from the water and cleaning the drain, and that the source of the spill was secured. "We are doing our best to ensure a thorough cleanup with minimal environmental impact," said Senior Chief Petty Officer Steven Dukes, a Coast Guard marine science technician. - Robert Moran

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