sunken barge in quincy poses no threat, officials say - absorbent pads for oil spills
A barge carrying construction cranes sank at the Quincy shipyard on Sunday, leaving a slight light of oil on the water.
Overnight containment and cleanup efforts appear to be aimed at removing all oil, officials said.
200 of the barge though-
A spokesman for the State Department's Department of Environmental Protection said Monday that the capacity of gallons of diesel oil, oil spills from underwater barges and cranes "do not pose a significant threat to the environment ".
Local environmental activists say the concern raised by the underwater barge is not just oil pollution.
"Yes, we should care about oil, but who will pull it out of there?
Steve pedios of the local propaganda group Quincy Environmental Network said.
Perdios says an underwater wreck is an obstacle to other businesses in the former River.
"What should we do now that the barge is below? " he asked.
The Coast Guard did not call back to ask for information on how to remove the barge.
The sinking of the barge was reported by Sterling Equipment Inc. , its owner. , at 9:40 p. m.
Sunday, according to national environmental regulations.
The barge is moored at 555 South Street.
In front of the river.
According to Ed Coletta, a spokesman for the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the company reported that a barge with a large crane sank at the Quincy shipyard, with a "faint gloss" on the water.
The company deployed a blowout preventer to control the leak and notified the Coast Guard and the head of the Quincy port.
Coast Guard confirmed 180 missing barges
Ft. Sei 17 with 200 gallons of diesel fuel.
The Coast Guard reported that the wreck happened at 8: 00 in the evening. m.
No one was on the boat.
The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking.
The barge was still underwater earlier this week.
After informing about the oil spill, Stirling equipment made a phone call at the Cyn environmental services department in Stenton, which put down its own boom and used a vacuum truck to absorb oil from the water.
But according to the report submitted to the state, "the gloss is light and there is no product to vacuum.
"They use a water suction pad to suck the oil in the boom area," says Coletta . ".
Shine is no longer visible by Monday and Cyn is told to start thriving.
Coletta said rescue workers are trying to determine the source of the oil spill, given that diesel is on both cranes and barges.
There's also a storage tank on the barge. -
Unknown content--on its surface.
Jay Cashman, a pure equipment company.
Large civil and marine construction company located in Quincy.
Sterling general manager Mark Quinn did not respond to a call seeking information.
Patrick Morrissey, a customs official at Quincy, said Jay Cashman.
Responsible for recycling underwater barges.
While the Coast Guard is a "key figure" in overseeing barge recycling, he said, Cashman may carry out the salvage himself, as ocean salvage is part of its business.
The underwater barge will not pose a threat to navigation at present, Morrissey said.
While the threat to the environment from the sunken barge seems to be over, Morrissey says he cannot close the case.
"We still need to get it down from the bottom.