Coast Guard Responds To Ohio River Diesel Fuel Spill – Portion of Ohio River Closed To Vessel Traffic

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This is an Announcement from the AMSC Ohio Valley community:

Coast Guard Responds To Ohio River Diesel Fuel Spill – Portion of Ohio River Closed To Vessel Traffic

Cincinnati, OH.

— The Coast Guard, EPA Regions Four and Five, and State of Ohio and Kentucky officials are responding to a reported 8,000 gallon Diesel spill from the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station at Ohio River Mile 453. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Ohio Valley has established a safety zone on the Ohio River from mile 452 to 468, to facilitate spill assessment and response operations.

Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received the initial report at approximately 12:20 a.m.,?@Eastern time,?@Tuesday morning.

Duke Energy has assumed responsibility for spill clean-up and has contracted with an approved Oil Spill Response Organization to conduct clean up operations. Currently there are three vessels on scene deploying boom and other containment/clean-up materials. Also, there is 2000 feet of oil containment boom on site.

Local, State, and Federal officials are on-scene investigating the spill to determine the cause and are supervising the cleanup efforts. Duke Energy has contacted Cincinnati Waterworks and Northern Kentucky Waterworks to address concerns with municipal water intakes.

For more information about the Coast Guard’s response efforts, contact LT. Cameron at 502-779-5442 or CWO Roy at 502-779-5340.


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Posted on August 19, 2014.