PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An oil spill on Broadkill Beach in Sussex County, Delaware appears to be spreading. According to initial estimates, more than 215 galloons of oil from an active “sea vessel” spilled into the Delaware Bay.
But, it appears the spill may be larger than first reported.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: Pennsylvania National Guard Activated To Philadelphia As Officials Prepare For Verdict Keith Campbell Sentenced Up To 76 Years In Head-On Crash That Killed 3, Including 2 Mummers, In South Philly
The spill now covers at least seven miles of coastline.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Expands Vaccine Eligibility To All Residents 16 Years And Older
Crews are working quickly to avoid a potential environmental disaster before it can affect wildlife like sea turtles, horseshoe crabs and sea birds.