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Crews handle small fuel spill on Susquehanna River near Havre de Grace

The Susquehanna Hose Co. of Havre de Grace was alerted Tuesday evening for a fuel spill on the Susquehanna River near the Hatem Bridge.

A 911 caller advised he could see a lot of fuel in the water and that it was flowing in the direction of the Amtrak bridge.

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Boats from hose company, Chief 5-1 and Harford County Special Ops. team member Brian Remines were on the scene within 5 minutes to find the fuel spill was a result of an overflow from the Black Eyed Susan Riverboat.

“They filled up the Black Eyed Susan with fuel the day before and a little fuel came out of the overflow,” Remines said. “It was on deck of the boat and then when it rained, it washed it into the river.”

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Remines noted the small amount of fuel was unrecoverable.

Department of Natural Resources was on the scene, while Maryland Department of the Environment and the Coast Guard were both notified.

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