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Sarah Thiessen

Hazardous Spill File
Blue material and urea spilled in Lower Scioto River Watershed

For the week of July 1 - 7 , 2024 updated July 5 938 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 July 4.

On Thursday, July 4th, two spills were reported. In Lower Maumee River Watershed, 220 gallons of trade name mixture was reported spilled on Airport Hwy 5 in Wauseon, Fulton County. In Muskingum River Watershed, unreported amounts of sewage sludge was released along China St in Crooksville, Perry County.

Earlier this week

On Saturday, June 29 five spills were reported. In the Lower Scioto River Watershed, unreported amounts of a blue material and urea were released on Township Hwy 2 in Salt Creek Township, in Pickaway County. In the Lower Maumee River Watershed 150 gallons of diesel were reported to have been spilled during a car accident on the I-75 in Toledo, Lucas 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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