State: Coast Guard Not the Source of Oakland Estuary Mystery Spill


Lab tests conducted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response have concluded that Coast Guard vessels in the Oakland Estuary were not the cause of what officials are calling a “mystery sheen” of diesel fuel that appeared near Alameda Marina late Tuesday night.

Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, said that since the Cosco Busan disaster in 2007, ships or marine terminals responsible for a spill are required to coordinate a cleanup within two hours. But there is no such requirement when the source of a spill is unknown.