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Re: Oil/Diesel spill at Cul-de-Sac; Birds dead

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  • bayview94124
    How terrible. I hope the damage isn t long term. Poor birds and fish. Has anything new come of this story? Matt ... S.F.:/c/a/ ... San ... investigators. ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2007
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      How terrible. I hope the damage isn't long term. Poor birds and fish.
      Has anything new come of this story? Matt

      --- In betterbayview@yahoogroups.com, Kristine Enea
      <kristineenea@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Article:Dismantling tug causes oil leak at India Basin in
      S.F.:/c/a/
      > > 2007/08/29/BAI1RS3HV.DTL
      > >
      > > Back to Article
      > >
      > > 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
      San
      > > 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
      investigators.
      > > Granite Excavation and Demolition Co., at its Pier 94 site at
      900
      > > Innes Ave., was removing the abandoned 65-foot tug Fearless as
      part
      > > 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
      the
      > > 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
      of
      > > oil into the bay. The agency is looking into enforcement action,
      > > officials said.
      > > Martinez said the company has spent its own money, about
      $15,000,
      > > 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
      small
      > > percentage of the cost, he said.
      > > E-mail Jane Kay at jkay@...
      > > http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?
      f=/c/a/2007/08/30/BAI1RS3HV.DTL
      > > This article appeared on page B - 8 of the San Francisco Chronicle
      > >
      >
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