Approximately 45,000 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled in Lake Michigan from a freighter close to Manistee., the U.S. Coast Guard said on 5th August.
fter the incident, the Coast Guard and other responders have been striving to clean up the leakage.
As explained, the bulk carrier measuring 612 feet and named Manitowoc.
The reason behind the spill and the amount of fuel released continues to be examined.
In particular, approximately 1.6 miles long by 200 yards wide, a red slick was observed on the lake. Crew members have been working to contain the spill.
Luckily, the vessel is not leaking diesel fuel anymore. Furthermore, no impact is known yet to beaches, but the Coast Guard has urged people to keep away from areas with diesel fuel.
As informed, officials also urged the public not to attempt rescuing injured wildlife, as diesel fuel exposure could bring about several health hazards to humans. There is zero known effect on drinking water supplies, per the Coast Guard officials.