The cause of Sandy Bay Hook oil spill is still unknown, according to the latest official statements. A wide oil spill was discovered by authorities yesterday, close to Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey.
Those in charge are still investigating what might have caused the 2-mile-long, 400-foot-wide so close to Sandy Hook Bay
Thursday evening, a local Coast Guard team confirmed that a quite large oil slick is spreading in the waters nearby and a blast was conveyed to shield Horse Shoe Cove. Unfortunately, state and government officials did not manage to relocate the sheen yesterday evening because the wind was strong and was blowing in all directions.
Additionally, environmentalist organizations as well as the authorities fear the slick might have a severe impact on the ecosystem of the cove especially since there are a lot of seals there right now. The seals usually move in the area during winter time.
However authorities failed to answer everybody’s question: Who could have brought the 2 miles in length and a quarter-mile wide slender sheen in the Sandy Hook National Park? But the investigators confirmed it was a refined type of oil. Also, the authorities blamed the dim light of the afternoon that prevented them from thoroughly investigating the issue.
Authorities expect the oil to vanish soon with no damaging consequences to the environment. They are confident the wind pace and heading will work to support them and contain, instead of spread the spill. Larry Hajna, a representative for the state Department of Environmental Protection, came forth and declared that Coast Guard teams had reported in the earlier stages of the search for the a slight smell of fuel close to the ship dock on the northern end of the peninsula. He added that groups from the DEP’s Bureau of Emergency Response and the Monmouth County Health Department were likewise at the scene.
Coast Guard authorities in New York said the oil spill was spotted by the National Response Center at 1:45 p.m. Thursday and authorities were cautioned after 2 p.m. A 47-foot watercraft was dispatched to the straight to focus the span of the slick.
Richard Heller, Coast Guard Petty Officer said a team will probably be out today to decide whether to remove or enclose the spill.
Coast Guard also pledged to collaborate with both local and federal organizations and the community people to reduce any additional effects of the oil stain. They also emphasized on the utter importance of finding the source of the spill and of undertaking all vital moves to guarantee the waters are free of contamination and the shoreline protected.