Oil spill in New Jersey poses threat to several lakes

On January 12, 2012, fire officials were called to the area around the Black Horse Pike in Lakeland, New Jersey, to investigate a fuel smell that was reported in the area, the Courier Post Online reported.

A noticeable oily sheen was immediately recognized upon arriving at the scene.

Approximately 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel had spilled from a New Jersey Transit facility in Washington Township overnight and has spread through the soil to surrounding lakes, a Camden County official later said.

Hazmat teams were immediately deployed to try and contain the leak. Officials were working to boom the water in attempts to stop the further pollution of the environment.

In situations where oil has leaked into waterways, officials need to use the proper absorbent devices to extract the liquid without harming the sensitive environment. The FiberDuck Oil-only Absorbent Booms by Impact Absorbents are made to aid relief efforts related to oil spills. The device is made from a special patented hydrophobic fiber and highly UV resistant materials. The FiberDuck Oil-only Absorobent Booms quickly contain hydrocarbons such as crude oil, motor oil, diesel oil and gasoline while floating on the surface of waterways.

Officials who are assigned to cleaning up toxic oil spills may want to have FiberDuck Oil-only Absorbent Booms in stock. 

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