Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 21:50

Oil spills are dangerous because of the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a severe form of pollution.

Oil spill contractors working for National Gird Corporation and under the direction of the US Coast Guard and the NYS DEC, are working to clean up a spill of oil and hazardous materials in Paerdergat Basin, Brooklyn.

The public is advised to avoid fishing and recreational activity in this area until further notice. An odor may also be present in the area.