Duke Energy is now reporting 9,000 gallons of fuel spilled into the Ohio River August 18 at the W.C. Beckjord Station. The original estimate was about 5,000 gallons.
“We are pleased with the cleanup progress we’ve made and will continue to do further remediation as needed as a result of the spill,” said Chuck Whitlock, Duke Energy president of Midwest Commercial Generation and vice president of gas operations. “The collaboration of the different agencies during this cleanup has proven to be invaluable.”
Update at 7:20 AM: Cincinnati's water intakes on the Ohio River are re-opened this morning following a diesel fuel spill yesterday at a Duke Energy Power Plant in New Richmond. Water officials say the spill has passed through the Cincinnati area.
Downtown drivers can expect Seventh Street to be down to one lane between Main and Walnut streets starting Monday, due to electric utility work for the streetcar project.
Main Street is also being reduced to one lane between Sixth and Seventh streets. There will be no left turn on to Main Street from Seventh and motorists are advised to get to Main Street via Sycamore to Sixth Street.
The lane closures will last for about a month, said John Deatrick, the project executive for the Cincinnati streetcar project.