Coast Guard monitors diesel fuel spill in Missouri River

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The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 100-gallon diesel fuel spill in the Missouri River near Kansas City, Missouri, that occurred Monday evening.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report around 9:26 p.m. that a towing vessel reportedly discharged 100 gallons of diesel into the Missouri River near mile marker 360 due to a fuel tank rupture. 

The vessel has secured the discharge of fuel.

An oil spill removal organization has placed a boom around the vessel and is scheduled to return Tuesday, October 11, to continue clean-up operations.

The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the situation until the fuel is removed from the water.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.