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Officials respond to oil spill on Elliott Bay in Seattle

Coast Guard and state officials are responding to an oil spill at the Bell Harbor Marina on Elliott Bay in Seattle.

Ecology spokesman Larry Altose says there's enough oil to coat the marina area, but it's difficult to tell how much has spilled. It appears to be tens of gallons.

The spill was reported Tuesday morning by employees of the Port of Seattle, which owns the boat harbor.

The port has hired a contractor to clean the oil.