90 geese dead after diesel fuel spill in Millsboro, officials say

Photo Courtesy of DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances webpage.

MILLSBORO, Del. – NRG Energy says about 90 Canada geese have died following last week’s 30,000-gallon diesel fuel spill at its Indian River Power Plant near Millsboro.

The spill was discovered on September 8th after a pressurized hose detached from a diesel fuel storage tank overnight.

We’re told that company spokesman Dave Schrader said the spill was contained to the coal pile and while it didn’t affect any waterways or public land, about 130 geese in a resident flock were affected.

Schrader also says the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Department of Natural Resources are managing that part of the response, which should wrap up in the next several days.

Our original story on the fuel spill can be found here.

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