HARTFORD — The Coast Guard has re-opened a 35-mile stretch of the Mississippi River after a diesel fuel spill Friday morning.
Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River watchstanders were notified that an underwater pipeline ruptured at the Phillips 66-operated terminal near mile marker 194 at 9:15 a.m. Friday.
Personnel from the Coast Guard, Phillips 66 and oil spill response organizations are on scene doing shoreline assessments and recovery efforts.
The pipeline has been secured.
“The Unified Command has done a great job to ensure the safety of our personnel, local communities, the environment and to open the river to boating traffic as soon as it was safely possible. We will continue to work with the stakeholders to successfully resolve the incident,” said Capt. Martin Malloy of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River.
The incident is under investigation.