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Hazardous Spills


Hazardous Spills Report for the week of May 22 to 28, 2023

2100 gallons of brine oil spilled in Little Muskingum River watershed

2100 gallons of brine oil reported spilled in Little Muskingum River Watershed

 

Listing the hazardous spills by watershed as reported to the Ohio EPA between May May 22nd – 28th   , 2023

including but not limited to the following: 

  • 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.

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

 

 

Find your location in Ohio’s major drainage basins:

 


Drainage Basin

Petroleum

Toxic/Unknown

Impacting Water

Lake Erie -South

3

4

2

Lake Erie - West

2

3

3

Ohio River Tribs

2

4

1

Muskingum River

6

5

2

Scioto River

3

1

3

Great Miami River

3

3

0

Totals

19

22

11

Table updated June 2, 2023

 

1 Lake Erie South Watershed (7)

1a Grand River Watershed (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

1b Ashtabula – Chagrin Rivers Watershed (2)

  • May 25 - unknown amounts of trade name mixture reported spilled in Perry - Lake - Red Creek affected *
  • May 26 - 5 gallons of methyl alcohol reported spilled in Ashtabula - Ashtabula

1c Cuyahoga Watershed (2)

  • May 26 - unknown amounts of hydraulic oil reported spilled in Northfield Center Township – Summit
  • May 26 - unknown amounts of trade name mixture reported spilled in Solon - Cuyahoga - Unnamed waterbody affected *

1d Black River Rocky River Watershed (3)

  • May 26 - unknown amounts of diesel fuel reported spilled in Amherst Township – Lorain
  • May 22 - 30 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled in Elyria - Lorain - Unnamed waterbody affected *
  • May 27 - unknown amounts of trade name mixture reported spilled in Eaton Township - Lorain

2 Lake Erie West Watershed (5)

2a Huron River – Vermillion River (1)

May 27 - 5 gallons of gasoline reported spilled in Vermillion - Erie - Vermillion River affected *

2b Sandusky River (1)

  • May 27 - fish kill noted in Vernon Township - Crawford - Loss Creek affected *

2c Blanchard River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

2d Cedar River-Portage River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

2e Auglaize River (1)

  • May 24 - unknown amounts of herbicides reported spilled in Washington Township - Van Wert

2f  Lower Maumee River (2)

  • May 26 - 3 gallons of transformer oil reported spilled in Richfield Township - Henry - Unnamed waterbody affected *
  • May 23 - 1 orphan drum with unknown contents reported abandoned on Champlain St in Toledo - Lucas

2g Upper Wabash River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

2h St. Marys River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

2i Upper Maumee River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

2j Tiffin River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

2k St. Joseph River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

 

 

3 Ohio River Tributaries (6)

3a Shenango River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

3b Mahoning River (2)

  • May 22 - unknown amounts of human sewage reported spilled in Warren Township - Trumbull - Duck Creek affected *
  • May 26 - 200 gallons of diesel reported spilled in Poland - Mahoning

3c Upper Ohio - Little Beaver Creek (2)

  • May 25 - 10 gallons of hydrogen peroxide reported spilled in Columbiana – Columbiana
  • May 24 - 65 gallons of hydraulic oil reported spilled in Leetonia - Columbiana - 60 gallons recovered

3d Upper Ohio - Wheeling Creek  (2)

·        May 24 - 2 barrels of drilling waste reported spilled in Pease Township – Belmont

  • May 23 - Unknown odor noted on Meadow Ave in Richland Township - Belmont

3e Upper Ohio - Shade River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

3f Hocking River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

3g Raccoon-Symmes River  (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

3h Brush-White Oak Creek  (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

3i  Laughery Creek (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

 

4. Muskingum River Watershed (11)

4a Tuscarawas River (6)

  • May 26 - 50 gallons of diesel fuel reported spiled in Sugar Creek Township – Wayne
  • May 25 - unknown amounts of sulfur dioxide reported spilled in Canton Township – Stark
  • May 24 - 200 gallons of bentonite reported spilled in Augusta Township – Carroll
  • May 24 - 1 barrel of crude oil reported spilled in Brown Township - Carroll - 39 gallons recovered
  • May 19 - unknown amounts of bentonite and unknown material reported spilled in Harrison Township – Carroll
  • May 24 - unknown amounts of brine oil and gas related spills reported in Warwick Township - Tuscarawas

4b Wills Creek (1)

  • May 27 - orphan drum of unknown contents reported abandoned in Old Washington - Guernsey

4c Little Muskingum River (1)

  • May 25 - 2100 gallons of brine oil reported spilled in Ohio Township - Monroe

4d Mohican River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

4e Walhonding River (1)

  • May 24 - unknown amounts of crude oil reported spilled in Howard Township - Knox - unnamed waterbody affected *

4f Licking River (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

4g Muskingum River (2)

  • May 24 - air quality complaint report from a fire in Zanesville – Muskingum
  • May 22 - unknown amounts of crude oil reported spilled in Warren Township - Washington - Mile Run affected *

 

 

 

5. Scioto River Watershed (4)

5a Upper Scioto River Watershed (3)

  • May 26 - 50 gallons of gasoline reported spilled in Columbus - Franklin - Unnamed waterbody affected *
  • May 25 - Odor noted in Columbus – Franklin
  • May 25 - unknown amounts of motor oil reported spilled in Union Township - Ross - Unnamed waterbody affected *

 

5b Paint Creek Watershed (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

5c Lower Scioto Watershed (1)

  • May 25 - unknown amounts of motor oil reported spilled in Union Township - Ross - Unnamed waterbody affected *

5d Little Scioto Watershed – Tygarts Watershed (0)

  • No hazardous spills for the search period of May 22 - 28, 2023

6. Great Miami River Watershed (6)

6a Upper Great Miami River Watershed (2)

  • May 22 - 80 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled in Newberry Township – Miami
  • May 24 - unknown amounts of trade name mixture reported spilled in Dayton - Clermont

6b Lower Great Miami River Watershed (3)

  • May 24 - unknown amounts of lead reported spilled in Oxford – Butler
  • May 25 - 50 gallons of hydraulic oil reported spilled in Twin Township – Preble
  • May 26 - unknown amounts of petroleum oil reported spilled in West Carrollton - Montgomery

6c Little Miami River Watershed (1)

  • May 28 – unknown amount of sewage sludge reported spilled into West Fork Mill Creek off Hamilton Ave in and Meredith Dr in Cincinnati- Springfield Township - Hamilton

Report Key:

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

Ohio EPA's Office of Emergency Response (ER) is a specialized group of staff stationed throughout Ohio who coordinate with first responders and other Federal, State, and local responders and support entities on environmental emergencies such as train wrecks, facility malfunctions, highway crashes, fish kills, oil and gas releases, natural disasters, etc., to minimize and abate the impact these releases cause to the environment.

ER is capable of responding 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Responders are fully trained in the Incident Command System. On-scene coordinators (OSCs) are available to help first responders address environmental emergencies and pollution incidents, including chemical and petroleum spills.

including but not limited to the following: 

  • 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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