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LIS Cable Oil Spill

Long Island Sound | 2014-Jan-07

Initial Notification: On January, 7 2014 the SSC was notified by USCG Sector NY of an oil spill in Long Island Sound originating from a leak in a four inch thick underwater power transmission line. The cable runs from Hempstead Harbor to New Rochelle, NY. The leak rate of the low viscosity cable oil is estimated at one to five gallons per hour. The USCG, NYS DEC, and NY Power Authority are monitoring the situation. Most recent reports indicate no shoreline contamination.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Low viscosity cable oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 8,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 52.09′ North
Longitude (approximate): 73° 40.77′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Evaluated but not used
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable