Cleanup work continued Tuesday in the Sitcum Waterway after last week’s oil spill from the Russian cargo vessel Anadyr.
The cleanup is focused on cleaning the vessel so it can be moved from the pier, allowing work crews better access to oil under the dock, state officials said.
More than 1,500 gallons of oil and another 3,000 gallons of an oil-water mixture have been recovered since the New Year’s Day spill. The Anadyr was taking on bunker fuel from an oil barge at the time.
State officials say about three dozen waterfowl have been affected by the spill. One dead bird has been recovered, but experts are still not sure whether the oil was responsible.
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