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6/19/2024

Sarah Thiessen

Hazardous Spill File
3900 gallons of cooking grease spilled in the Huron - Vermillion Watershed


For the week of June 24 - 30, 2024 updated June 28 1036 am EDT

24-HOUR EMERGENCY SPILL HOTLINE 1-800-282-9378 or 614-224-0946
Report spills and environmental emergencies to Ohio EPA 24-hours a day, 365 days a year


The most recent spills files found were reported to Ohio EPA Spill line on June 26.

On Wednesday, June 26 three spills were reported. 3900 gallons of cooking fats and oils had been released into the parking lot along Hwy 45 in Greenfield Township of Huron County.

Spills, fish kills, rainbow sheen and releases of contaminants in the state of Ohio as reported to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Response. Users of this data should be aware that inconsistencies and inaccuracies may exist if these data are compared to data from other time periods due to changes in methods of data collection and mapping.
WTOH reports spills from OEPA with the following features:
  • 40 gallons or more of petroleum product
  • toxic chemical materials, corrosives spills of any amount
  • all spills impacting water
Spills marked with asterisk are followed up with Ohio EPA authorities for additional information on the clean-up and recovery, including notices of violation and charges under State environmental statutes, federal charges under the Clean Water Act. See Ohio CrimeBox for more information on criminal prosecutions under the CWA.








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