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Press Release | Dec. 4, 2023

UPDATE 3: Unified Command continues response to tar balls near Long Branch, New Jersey

NEW YORK — A unified command composed of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Monmouth County, New Jersey, continued their response, Monday, to earlier reports of tar balls on the beach from Sea Bright, New Jersey, south to Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Cleanup crews have continued to monitor the impacted New Jersey beaches over the weekend, and no new pollution has been observed.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod conducted an overflight of Lower New York Harbor to Asbury Park, New Jersey, reporting no observed sightings of sheen or debris.

Manual cleanup efforts have been effective in removing recoverable tar balls and debris. To date, response crews have removed approximately 1,000 pounds of tar balls and oiled debris from impacted beaches. 

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