Sandy causes 300,000-gallon diesel spill into water near New Jersey


A major oil spill has occurred in the strait of water separating Staten Island, NYC and the state of New Jersey. The spill, of more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel, reportedly occurred in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

The Coast Guard said the incident occurred in the Arthur Kill tidal strait as fuel leaked from the Motiva oil tank facility, according to a report by NBC New York. Some 200 people have been working to contain the spill.

By Wednesday evening all the spilled oil was believed to be contained by booms put in the water, the Coast Guard said, according to AP.

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