Diesel fuel spilled in NJ during superstorm Sandy

#724475: Oily water, partial graphic AP Graphics

TRENTON, N.J. New Jersey environmental officials say 336,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled after a storage tank was lifted and ruptured from the surge from superstorm Sandy.

The Coast Guard says all the spilled oil is believed to be contained by booms put in the water.

Officials said Wednesday that the spill happened Monday night at the Motiva oil tank facility in Woodbridge.

Coast Guard spokesman Les Tippets says a secondary tank caught most of the oil and that the liquid that escaped moved into the Arthur Kills, the water waterway separating New Jersey from New York's Staten Island.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Larry Ragonese says the company reported the spill and hired contractors to clean it up.

Comments

CBSN Live

pop-out
Live Video

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.