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Coast Guard and contractors train for oil spill

The Coast Guard sector of Charleston and environmental contractors are working together to find the most efficient way to respond in case of an oil spill.

Workers believe it's even more important to have training sessions such as the one on Thursday.

"It's very difficult, what you see around here is tidal marsh, it's highly sensitive, it's very difficult to clean once it gets in which is why we're out here today," said Lt. Matthew Kahley.

Lazeretto Creek was kept safe on Friday during the training. Actual oil was not used, instead oil booms along with "Peat Moss" or turf was used to simulate petroleum in the water.

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