Coast Guard responds to Pa. oil spill

Jan. 28, 2014 at 2:35 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said it is cleaning up an oil spill in the Delaware River near Philadelphia.

A Coast Guard spokesman said about 1,000 gallons of crude oil entered the river Monday afternoon near Monroe Energy LLC, in Trainer, Pa.

Officials said responders employed a boom to prevent the oil from spreading and used vacuums to suck out the tainted water, Philly.com reported.

The cause of the spill was not reported.

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