Clean Up Underway for Suisun Diesel Spill
U-S Coast Guard crews are on the scene of what could be a massive clean-up effort after diesel fuel spilled into Suisun Bay.
The Environmental Protection Agency confirms today that a 14-inch-wide pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan has ruptured in the wetlands area in Suisun Bay, near Fairfield.
Suisun Bay feeds into the San Pablo and San Francisco bays.
The U-S Coast Guard is taking the lead on the clean-up effort, but authorities are still trying to determine exactly how much fuel has spilled.
Oil clean up experts are at the scene and the E-P-A is assisting.
The E-P-A initially said as much as a million gallons of diesel may have leaked from the ruptured pipe.
They´ve since backed off that estimate, and officials at the scene say they won´t know the size of the spill until the broken pipe has been repaired and refilled.
Kinder Morgan estimates that as many as 42-thousand gallons of diesel could have spilled into the Suisun Marsh.