Oil Spill Cleanup Nears Its End; Investigation Continues

Members of a contracted oil spill response organization cleans oily debris from Rehoboth Beach in Delaware as part of the Broadkill 2020 oil spill response, Oct. 26, 2020. The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are working together to identify areas where tar balls and oily debris are making landfall to facilitate an effective clean up.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Cross.)

An assessment by the Unified Command that has been dealing with an oil spill for two weeks indicates that the clean-up may be largely complete. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard utilized stringent federal and state guidelines to determine whether clean-up crews have been successful or if more work is…

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