The spill, which has been called the worse in Philadelphia history, dumped up to 473,500 gallons of heavy Venezuelan crude oil, which is used to make asphalt, into the Delaware River
So far, more than 100 birds have been rescued and cleaned but another 140 have died. As for the fish their have been no reported deaths.
Pa. State Rep Michael McGeehan, an avid fisherman, says a "big concern" of his is the striped bass population but an affect on them may not be known until the spring. Officials also expect a re-oiling of the river once the weather gets warmer because the oil will soften and become more liquid.
To report areas affected by oil from the Athos I call 267-765-3439.
To report animals affected by the spill call the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at 215-365-1558.
Volunteers trained in handling oiled wildlife can contact Julie Bartley at Tri-State Bird Rescue 302-737-9543 ext. 102.
Those suffering a financial loss, such as owners of oiled or damaged vessels, due to the spill can call 866-401-0353.