Cleanup efforts continue 2 weeks after Bronx River oil spill

The state Department of Environmental Conservation reports that crews faced delays in the cleanup process due to recent storms.

Katerina Belales

Apr 12, 2024, 4:23 PM

Updated 37 days ago

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Cleanup efforts are still ongoing nearly two weeks after an oil spill occurred in the Bronx River.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation reports that crews faced delays in the cleanup process due to recent storms. The spill, which happened on April 1, resulted in around 1,000 gallons of oil being discharged into the Bronx River from a Con Edison underground transmission feeder.
In response, Con Edison crews placed a series of fluid-absorbing booms across the river. Areas affected by the spill include locations north of the New York Botanical Garden and near the Bronx Zoo.
The DEC reassures the public that it will continue to oversee all cleanup efforts.


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