Crews clean up ‘significant’ oil spill in Delaware River

Crews worked overnight to contain an oil spill in the Delaware River about a mile south of the Commodore Barry Bridge. Credit: Metro file photo
Crews worked overnight to contain an oil spill in the Delaware River about a mile south of the Commodore Barry Bridge.
Credit: Metro Archive

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates 1,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Delaware River at Monroe Energy’s refinery in Trainer, Delaware County, on Monday afternoon.

The spill was reported about 1 p.m. Monday, NBC10 reports. It happened when a line ruptured as crews sent the oil from a ship to the refinery.

Crews worked through the night to contain the spill, which occurred about a mile south of the Commodore Barry Bridge. A Delaware Riverkeeper Network official described the incident as a “significant spill.”

Monroe Energy is owned by Delta Airlines and refines oil to products from jet fuel to gasoline.



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