Delaware Audubon Society Offers Reward For Oil Spill Source
Just announced today on social media, the Delaware Audubon Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information of those responsible for this oil spill. It has left tar oil balls along sixty miles of coastline into Maryland as far as Assateague Island. Delaware only has a hundred and thirteen miles of coast line. Latest reports possibly point to a ship in the Delaware Bay shipping channel, which one is the mystery.
From their Facebook page … “Delaware Audubon Society is offering a $1000 reward for information related to the cause of the Delaware Bay oil spill first discovered on October 19. Relay tips to the National Response Center at 800-424-8802. Please consider sharing this post.
Here is what we know:
-Oil on beach first reported last Monday Oct. 19 at Broadkill Beach, according to USFWS.
-No known origin, press reports indicate Coast Guard is using “fingerprinting” to help determine origin.
-Spill was a total of 215 gallons according to press reports
-Total extent is about 60 miles from Bowers down to OCMD“