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Athos 1

Athos 1
Accident date
Accident area
Delaware river, Philadelphia
Spill area
Inland waters
Cause of spill
Nature of pollutant
Venezuelan crude oil
Quantity spilled
1, 000 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Oil tanker

The Athos 1 was approaching the unloading terminal when she hit part of an unindicated metal pipe. She lost approximately 1,000 tonnes of highly viscous crude oil, with a greater density than water, which was to be delivered to an asphalt refinery.

PMore than 200 km of coastline were polluted in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Response teams deployed more than 30 km of booms. Two sectors of a nuclear plant were temporarily closed. Significant environmental and economic damage resulted from this accident.

Last update on 13/12/2004

External links

NOAA, NOAA responds to the M/V Athos I oil spill in Delaware.

NOAA's Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP), Case documents Athos spill

Université de Delaware, Oil Spill on the Delaware River

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