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New Bedford Oil Spill Cleanup Underway After Diesel Fuel Coats Massachusetts Harbor (VIDEO)

08/29/2013 10:22 am 10:22:57 | Updated Aug 29, 2013

Coast Guard officials are responding to a diesel spill in the New Bedford, Mass. harbor.

A marine safety officer with the New Bedford Fire Department reported a sheen on the water near Fish Island bridge around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to The Boston Globe. A boom has been installed to try and contain the spill, and a fire lieutenant says the oil spilled is a "retrievable quantity."

The cause is still under investigation.

Susie Steimle, a reporter with a local NBC News affiliate, has been tweeting photos from the scene documenting oil retrieval efforts.

UPDATE 10:50 a.m.: The Coast Guard reports that the spill has been contained.

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