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Oil Spill At New Haven Harbor

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Port of New Haven (Courtesy City of New Haven)

Port of New Haven (Courtesy City of New Haven)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard says a leak from a
patch on an underground pipeline has dumped thousands of gallons of
oil into the ground and in New Haven Harbor.

The Coast Guard says contractors from New Haven Terminal on
Friday located the underground oil leak on Alabama Street. The oil
flow to the pipeline was immediately stopped.

Clean up crews recovered about 20,000 gallons of oil that had
spilled into monitoring wells and a trench that was dug alongside
the pipeline.

A vacuum truck crew removed an additional 200 gallons of oil
from the boomed containment area in New Haven Harbor.
New Haven Terminal has assumed responsibility for the full cost
of the recovery operations.

Coast Guard pollution experts and state environmental officials
were involved in the cleanup operations.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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