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Hazmat crews and Coast Guard work to contain fuel spill

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

CEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard worked the scene of a fuel spill in waters off the 3000 block of River Drive in Thunderbolt.

The spill started around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Officials do not know how long the spill has been in the Wilmington River but the water is being tested to find the one responsible for the noticeable sheen on top of the water.

Officials from the station Tybee Coast Guard say they are attempting to locate the source but they have no way to trap the mystery substance leaving the clean up in the hands of mother nature.

"When we arrived on the scene we found a light fuel sheen that spreads the distance of the Wilmington River and Intercoastal Waterway," Thunderbolt Fire Chief Gregory Socks said.


 

Coast Guard of Savannah and station Tybee will be taking over the hazmat situation in hopes of finding the culprit.

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