Over 600 gallons of oil spill from NJ pipeline
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. - April 20, 2012 (WPVI) -- Authorities say over 600 gallons of diesel oil spilled from a broken pipeline in South Jersey.
It happened around 10:40 a.m. Friday near Pennsauken, New Jersey.
The spill came from a Hess Corporation pipeline.
Officials say most of the oil spilled into a containment ditch. However approximately 100 gallons went into the Delaware River.
The Coast Guard was called to the scene and says the source is secured and the spill is being contained.
A cleanup crew is also on scene, and the Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will continue to monitor the clean up process.
No word what sparked the pipeline break.
new jersey, camden county, oil spill, local/state
- 1 dead, multiple in custody after Logan standoff
- AccuWeather: Weather Whiplash
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- 3 hit by car inside Famous Footwear in Chesco
- Deadly shooting near La Salle University
- Police: Woman, 21, stabbed grandfather to death
- Cat found hanging from fence in Germantown
- Pedestrian struck in North Philadelphia
- Meningitis suspected in Drexel student's death
- Fire engulfs new high-rise apartment in Calif.
- New joint replacement technique for the elbow
- Self-penned obit takes internet by storm
- Photos: Philly's unsolved missing child cases