PHOTOS: 336,000-gallon diesel spill pollutes waterways after Hurricane Sandy

November 8, 2012

A view of the Arthur Kill waterway to the Outerbridge Crossing from Staten Island, N.Y., right; to New Jersey. An oil sheen in the water comes from an estimated 336,000 gallon diesel spill from the Motiva Enterprises Terminal at Sewaren, N.J., top left. At least two tanks at the facility, a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco, were damaged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and leaked into Woodbridge Creek. The facility has a capacity of 5 million gallons of refined petroleum products. The United States Coast Guard assisted with clean up and recovery. The skyline of Manhattan is at far top right.

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A 336,000 gallon diesel spill from the Motiva Enterprises Terminal at Sewaren, N.J., polluted steams and flowed into the Arthur Kill waterway between Staten Island, N.Y., and New Jersey. At least two tanks at the facility, a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco, were damaged in Hurricane Sandy and leaked into Woodbridge Creek. The facility has a capacity of 5 million gallons of refined petroleum products. The United States Coast Guard assisted with clean up and recovery. [caption id="attachment_12796" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="The Motiva Enterprises Terminal at Sewaren, N.J., on the Arthur Kill waterway opposite Staten Island, N.Y. At least two tanks at the facility, a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco, were damaged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and leaked diesel fuel into Woodbridge Creek."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_12797" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="The Motiva Enterprises Terminal at Sewaren, N.J., on the Arthur Kill waterway opposite Staten Island, N.Y., is shown in this ariel view. At least two tanks at the facility, a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco, were damaged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and leaked diself fuel into Woodbridge Creek. The smaller tank at left has been displaced. The facility has a capacity of 5 million gallons of refined petroleum products. The United States Coast Guard assisted with clean up and recovery."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_12798" align="aligncenter" width="426" caption="An oil sheen covers the Arthur Kill waterway between Staten Island, N.Y., left, and New Jersey"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_12801" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="An oil sheen covers the Arthur Kill waterway near a damaged boat yard on Staten Island, N.Y."][/caption]

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