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Newark Motor Oil Release; Passaic River, Newark, NJ

Passaic River, Newark, NJ | 2021-Jun-02

Initial Notification: At 0800 on 2 June, 2021, USCG Sector New York notified the NOAA SSC that they were responding to a motor oil spill from a bladder lined shipping container in Newark, NJ. An estimated 6,000 gallons of motor oil was spilled with an estimated 1,000 gallons entering the Passaic River. Sector New York requested NOAA SSC to provide recommendations on response tactics, a description of potential resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 6,0000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 44.28′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 8.53′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable