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7/10/2024

Sarah Thiessen

Hazardous Spill File
Asphalt released in Upper Great Miami Watershed


For the week of July 15 - 21 , 2024 updated July 16 7 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 16.

On Tuesday, July 16th, two spills were reported. In Hocking River Watershed, an unreported amount of diesel was released along OH-33 in Athens, Athens County. In Upper Great Miami, asphalt in unreported amounts has been released on Rydale Rd in Harrison Township, Montgomery 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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