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Navy Waste Spill Cleaned Up in Bay

September 25, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A pipeline on a Navy base leaked as much as 2,000 gallons of oily waste water into San Diego Bay, officials said.

The leak in the system that carries bilge waste from ships onto a base treatment center was reported to the state Office of Emergency Services about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Navy's Oil Response Team used large absorbent pads to soak up the oil and a private company assisted with a vacuum truck. The spill was contained and no wildlife appeared to have been affected by the leak, officials said.

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