Buckeye Terminal back in full operation

The Buckeye Terminal, New Jersey, USA, is now fully operational after the opening of the south dock during the afternoon of September 13th following a diesel oil spill on September 6th.

A Unified Command that was established in response to the oil spill has been stood down after a week. The US Coast Guard continued to monitor the situation.

All fuel transfers were suspended at the terminal following a diesel fuel spill in the Arthur Kill Waterway near Port Reading, New Jersey

A barge was involved in the spill and remained inside the boom while its condition was evaluated.

Clean up response operations included skimming, vac-trucks, and use of absorbent material to remove the diesel from the waterway. Approximately 6,500 feet of boom was deployed to protect sensitive sites and contain the diesel.

During the response there were no reports of injuries or impacted wildlife. The cause of the spill is under investigation.