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Crews remove 1,000 pounds of tar balls, oiled debris from New Jersey beaches

NEW JERSEY — A unified command composed of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Monmouth County, New Jersey, continued their response, Monday, to earlier reports of tar balls on the beach from Sea Bright south to Asbury Park.

Cleanup crews have continued to monitor the impacted New Jersey beaches over the weekend, and no new pollution has been observed.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod conducted an overflight of Lower New York Harbor to Asbury Park reporting no observed sightings of sheen or debris.

Manual cleanup efforts have been effective in removing recoverable tar balls and debris.

To date, response crews have removed approximately 1,000 pounds of tar balls and oiled debris from impacted beaches.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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