The Unified Command that responded to the oil spill is now stood down as the US Coast Guard continues to monitor the situation.
Other agencies that helped the unified command in the oil spill were:
- U.S. Coast Guard;
- Environmental Protection Agency;
- Buckeye Terminal;
- New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection;
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
As of September 13, about 56,000 gallons of oily product has been recovered during clean-up operations.
Clean up response operations included skimming, vac-trucks, and use of absorbent material to remove the diesel from the waterway. Approximately 6,500 feet of boom was used to protect sensitive sites and contain the diesel.
The US Coast Guard will continue to work with NJ/NY State agencies and the EPA to monitor the cleanup.
There were no reports of injuries or impacted wildlife, while the cause of the spill is under investigation.