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Coast Guard, DEP Cleaning Up Spilled Fuel In Sheepshead Bay Marina


Coast Guard and Department of Environmental Protection workers were at the Sheepshead Bay marina this morning, attempting to rein in spilled fuel that collected around the Ocean Avenue footbridge.

The fuel leaked into Sheepshead Bay from boats that were ripped apart and sank during Hurricane Sandy, just one of the many environmental terrors caused by the Frankenstorm.

The authorities were on scene at 3:00 p.m., beginning to set up floating booms to surround the area where it has collected, where they will then pull it in and suck the contaminated water out of the marina. As they worked, the air was thick with the smell of fuel.

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  1. thanks EPA, and coast guard – great to see u today at sheepshead bay…..a big shoutout to our fire, police and emergency services, whose sirens we’ve been constantly hearing since this disaster…. thanks & much appreciation for all that u do…

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