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Oil Spill
(2008-04-24)
(wgvu) - MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Crews have managed to clean up an oil
spill in the Lower Harbor in Marquette.
The area was closed after the U.S. Coast Guard was notified of
the leak on Monday.
WLUC-TV reports the tugboat was pushing a barge when a
mechanical thruster broke off near the Shiras Generating Plant.
Coast Guard officials say environmental contractors have been
able to collect more than 30 gallons of oil using a vacuum truck.
They picked up more oiled debris from the shoreline.
Divers have located the thruster. The area is surrounded by a
containment boom, and boaters are asked to stay away. A crane and
salvage barge will try to recover the thruster by the weekend.
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