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Delaware City Refinery Oil Spill; Delaware City, DE

Delaware City, DE, USA | 2024-May-29

Initial Notification: On 29 May 2024, the USCG Sector Delaware Bay notified the NOAA SSC of an oil spill at the Delaware City Refinery, Delaware City, Delaware. An estimated 1,000 gallons of crude oil was spilled into an adjacent wetland that flows into the Delaware River. The cause was a failed pipe valve gasket. OSRO's are on-scene skimmer vessels addressing heavy sheen. Sorbent boom has been placed along the edge of the oiled shoreline.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 1000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 39° 36.48′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 36.64′ West