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Coast Guard continues to clean up diesel spill in Darien River

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The Coast Guard is continuing to oversee thecleanup of about 100 gallons of diesel fuel that was released into the DarienRiver in Darien, GA. The spill happened Thursday, Feb. 28.

The Coast Guard was notified Thursday eveningby the McIntosh County Sheriff's Office after citizens complained of a strongdiesel smell near Brown's Seafood in Darien.

Pollution responders from Marine Safety UnitSavannah discovered about 100 gallons of diesel fuel had been released into theriver from the fishing boat Miss Lewis.

Six hundred and eighty feet of soft boom havebeen deployed since Thursday evening. One hundred and fifty gallons ofdiesel-water mixture has been recovered, and 25 bangs of cleanup material anddiesel soaked vegetation totaling 1,500 pounds have been properly disposed of.

The boom is scheduled to remain in placeuntil Monday, and the boat ramp at Skipper's Fish Camp is scheduled to remainclosed until Monday.

All recoverable product should be removedfrom the environment by then, according to Lt. Warren Fair of Marine UnitSavannah.

The Coast Guard is investigating theincident.  

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