By Kent Berkley
Alderperson Kelly Catarozoli is closely monitoring clean-up efforts following the hydraulic fluid spill at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. The oil spill encroached upon the street and homes located on North 3rd Avenue. Council member Catarozoli provided an update with four main points to share. First, she is satisfied with the responsiveness of Bay Shipbuilding. She says they have been forthright and have pledged to do what is necessary to clean up the mess they caused. Second, she will monitor progress on the new containment strategy promised to be implemented by Bay Shipbuilding. Third, she will revisit the proposed remedial actions once again after the Department of Natural Resources releases their report sometime in the next 45 days. Fourth, she will continue to communicate with the cleaning crews to monitor their progress in cleaning the affected homes. The Alderperson says she will stay on top of this situation as it develops.
Catarozoli elaborated by saying that the prevention strategies promised by Bay Shipbuilding are as important as the clean-up. She stated that the most recent spill was the second such incident she has witnessed in less than two years. She believes it is critically important that the new containment strategies promised by Bay Shipbuilding be effective in preventing future spills.