Spilled oil in waterways from New Jersey to Staten Island

by Cassady Sharp

November 4, 2012

A slick of fuel and oil is visible on the surface of the Hudson River between New Jersey and Staten Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on November 1, 2012. Hurricane Sandy hammered New York and New Jersey with high winds and a record-breaking storm surge on October 29, 2012, killing people and leaving more than six million without power. Hurricane Sandy is an example of the extreme weather we can expect to see with continued climate change - - in fact, storms will continue to become more frequent and more severe. Photo by Tim Aubry/Greenpeace

©Tim Aubry/Greenpeace

[caption id="attachment_12306" align="alignright" width="520" caption="A slick of fuel and oil is visible on the surface of the Hudson River between New Jersey and Staten Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy."][/caption] "As we head from New Jersey toward Staten Island the shimmer of the oil on the water caught our attention. As we circled and moved lower in the helicopter we pick up the smell of the spilled oil. It was strikingly visible from the air."
-Tim Aubry, Greenpeace Visual Communications Follow more Sandy updates including the whereabouts of Greenpeace's solar truck the Rolling Sunlight as it provides power to the Rockaway community in New York.

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