US Coast Guard: Diesel spill in Puerto Rico harbor

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Associated Press

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 2:03 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a spill of at least 600 gallons (2,271 liters) of diesel fuel in the harbor of Puerto Rico's capital.

Pollution investigators say the spill apparently occurred early Sunday during a ship fuel transfer at a pier in San Juan harbor.

The spill in the U.S. territory's capital has reportedly been contained but there is an oily sheen visible along a channel of the harbor, which accommodates cargo vessels and cruise ships.

The accident is under investigation.

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