New Oil Spill: Red Hook, Brooklyn


Oil gushed into the Valentino Pier in Red Hook on Friday night, staining the water for at least two miles with what’s believed to be about fifteen gallons of diesel. A tipster tells Gothamist: “You can’t even go there, the smell is terrible and you get headaches from it. People in Red Hook are extremely upset. There are dead starfish and other creatures washing up on the shore.” A 45-foot Coast Guard response vessel with a crew has been deployed to the spill for a cleanup, which hopefully goes more smoothly than that other one. According to the Redhookd Twitter, “Kayaking at Valentino Pier has been canceled” today. [Gothamist, Coast Guard News]