• Short Summary

    An oil barge which ran aground in New York's East River yesterday (Sunday) began leading and spilled out 1,000 gallons of oil into the river off central Manhattan only a few hundred yards down stream from the United Nations.

  • Description

    An oil barge which ran aground in New York's East River yesterday (Sunday) began leading and spilled out 1,000 gallons of oil into the river off central Manhattan only a few hundred yards down stream from the United Nations. An anti-pollution team immediately set about controlling and vacuuming-off the slick.

    Details of the damage which produced the leak were not immediately available, but the barge tied up to a nearby pier for the controlling operation. First a special mixture was poured onto the oil to make it easier to handle, then a boom was used to corral it and channel it towards the dockside, where the pump lorries were positioned so that their hoses could be put over the side to syphon the oil out of the water.

    Fear of fire was one of the major concerns, but although a fire prevention team was on hand, the operation went through without a hitch and without any fire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA12NOZY6L4LDUZAGJBPBMAGTXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA12NOZY6L4LDUZAGJBPBMAGTXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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