Coast Guard continues oversight of power plant diesel spill response in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Photo from Nov. 1, 2023, showing response efforts that emptied the secondary containment of the number 11 tank at Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) Randolph Harley Power Plant in St. Thomas, following a diesel spill at the facility, Oct. 25, 2023. As of the morning of Nov. 1, 2023, oil recovery crews have collected 18,000 gallons of diesel and water from the discharge tank’s secondary containment and an additional 8,000 gallons of diesel and water have been collected from the affected land outside the secondary containment. (Courtesy photo)