Town of Ocean City monitoring recent oil spill in Delaware

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Town of Ocean City monitoring recent oil spill in Delaware

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OCEAN CITY, Md. — The town of Ocean City says they are working closely with the Maryland Department of the Environment to monitor the recent oil spill in Delaware.

Officials say they were alerted about the oil spill over the weekend, at which time Emergency Management and Public Works personnel began to closely monitor the beach. We’re told with currents running south, some tar-balls have been seen washing ashore in the beach town and is expected to do so for the next several days.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are working to clean the spill, including the collection and disposal of the oil. The Town of Ocean City says they will continue to work with responding agencies, including MDE, to coordinate a unified response.

Officials warn that beach-goers should use caution and report any sightings of oil or a tar-ball to the MDE at 866-633-4686.

 

 

Courtresy: WMDT-TV