Officials: Progress made in fuel spill cleanup - My9 New Jersey

Officials: Progress made in fuel spill cleanup

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say they are cleaning up a diesel fuel spill in the waterway between New Jersey and Staten Island.

Officials say more than 100,000 gallons of fuel have been collected and some spilled oil has dissipated.

More than 378,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled out of fuel tanks in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy. About three-quarters leached into the waterway, known as the Arthur Kill.

Officials are using oil skimmers, a containment boom and other material. The Coast Guard continues to look for oil from the air.

Officials said nine oiled birds have been rescued. At least two have died.

Officials said the facilities suffered a "catastrophic failure of tanks."

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