How terrible. I hope the damage isn't long term. Poor birds and fish.
Has anything new come of this story? Matt
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> > Article:Dismantling tug causes oil leak at India Basin in
> > 2007/08/29/BAI1RS3HV.DTL
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> > Dismantling tug causes oil leak at India Basin in S.F.
> > Jane Kay, Chronicle Staff Writer
> > Thursday, August 30, 2007
> > A demolition company dismantling one of the early tugboats on
> > Francisco Bay apparently caused about a gallon of engine oil to
> > leak into India Basin last week.
> > No injured wildlife has been found, according to state
> > Granite Excavation and Demolition Co., at its Pier 94 site at
> > Innes Ave., was removing the abandoned 65-foot tug Fearless as
> > of the company's yard cleanup, said Tony Martinez, the company's
> > director of health and safety.
> > Residual oil in tanks and pipes probably entered the bay after
> > company dragged the vessel up on the shore, said California Fish
> > and Game Department officials who were alerted by neighbors.
> > Several neighbors reported at least two dead ducklings, a strong
> > petroleum odor and a floating sheen last Thursday and Friday.
> > Todd Ajari, a Fish and Game warden, visited the site Monday and
> > Tuesday. He ordered that the company prevent the further spread
> > oil into the bay. The agency is looking into enforcement action,
> > officials said.
> > Martinez said the company has spent its own money, about
> > removing the boat as a way to clean the bay. The amount of money
> > recouped from selling scrap steel and brass will only cover a
> > percentage of the cost, he said.
> > E-mail Jane Kay at jkay@...
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> > This article appeared on page B - 8 of the San Francisco Chronicle