The Motiva oil tank facility where the spill took place.

Just when we thought the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy couldn’t get any worse, news reports are now saying that 336,000 gallons of diesel fuel has spilled into the Arthur Kill waterway between Staten Island and New Jersey. The leak occurred at the Motiva oil tank facility in Woodbridge, N.J. after a storage tank ruptured from a Sandy storm surge. According to NBC News, the Coast Guard is saying they believe that all of the spilled fuel is contained by booms in the waters for now.

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According to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Larry Ragonese, Motiva hired outside contractors to clean the spill up and about 200 workers were on scene to contain the leak earlier today. This morning, the Coast Guard collected air samples and the results showed acceptable levels.

Via NBC News