Coast Guard: Crews clean up 1,000 pounds of tar balls from Jersey Shore beaches

The tar balls began washing up in November. Crews cleaned up about 1,000 pounds of tar balls and oiled debris.

Matt Trapani

Dec 5, 2023, 3:31 AM

Updated 228 days ago

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Crews have cleaned up hundreds of pounds of tar balls from beaches at the Jersey Shore, according to the United States Coast Guard.
The tar balls began washing up in November. Crews cleaned up about 1,000 pounds of tar balls and oiled debris.
“Cleanup crews have continued to monitor the impacted New Jersey beaches over the weekend, and no new pollution has been observed,” a spokesperson for the Coast Guard wrote.


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