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Discovery Bay diesel spill cleanup underway, exposed geese being treated

Two Canada geese were exposed to part of a 400-gallon diesel spill Monday morning in the Contra Costa County community of Discovery Bay, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Coast Guard watchstanders were told at 10 a.m. of the spill at Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor, also known as the Discovery Bay Marina, at 5901 Marina Road. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response was then called out to the scene.

The diesel reportedly came from a leaking fuel line at the marina, Coast Guard officials said. The fuel line has been shut off.

Harbor personnel deployed a boom and absorbent pads were applied to areas affected by the spill. The geese were taken to a rehabilitation facility, according to the Coast Guard.

The spill is under investigation by the Coast Guard.

Anyone with information about wildlife that was exposed to oil can call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at (800) 823-6926.

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