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Navy Vessel Diesel Spill, York River, VA

Yorktown, VA, USA | 2020-May-07

Initial Notification: At 0900 on 7 May 2020, USCG Sector Virginia notified the NOAA SSC that approximately 2,000-4,000 gallons of diesel fuel has been released into the York River at Gloucester Point from a Navy vessel. USCG and VADEQ going on-scene to investigate. USCG has not made any requests for NOAA support at this time.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel Fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 4,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 15.37′ North
Longitude (approximate): 76° 32.10′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable