Oily debris found on Towers Beach

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DEWEY BEACH, Del. – The Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to a report of oil on Towers Beach on Wednesday.

We’re told the oiled debris was first reported Monday evening. Ten contractors from Lewis Environmental were dispatched to clean the oily debris with oversight from Coast Guard and DNREC personnel.

Cleanup efforts were completed on Wednesday, with approximately 100 pounds of oily debris being removed from the beach.

Officials are asking anyone who believes to have found oil on the beaches to contact DNREC’s 24/7 environmental hotline at 800-662-8802.

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