Clean up efforts continue following major oil spill along Del. coastline

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SUSSEX CO., Del. – Clean up efforts continue in Delaware following the discovery of a major oil spill in the area.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says oil patties have washed ashore at various locations on the Delaware Bay coastline between Fowler Beach and Cape Henlopen.

Crew members from the Coast Guard, DNREC, Lewis Environmental, a remediation contractor, and Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research have all been taking part in the cleanup efforts. We’re told so far at least 24 oiled seagulls have been spotted. Approximately 2 tons of oily sand and debris was removed from the affected areas on Tuesday alone.

There is still no word on the source of the spill.

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