Mid Valley Pipeline

Environment
1:26 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Water quality safe near oil pipeline break

Aerial view of oil spill on the pond. East Miami River road is at the bottom of the pic (which is on the west side of the pond.)
Credit EPA

Health officials say air and water quality tests around the site of an oil pipeline break in Colerain Township keep turning out well.

"We tested four wells on three properties (Thursday)," says Mike Samet with Hamilton County Public Health. "Results came back: no contamination from oil. We have two more samples out (Friday)... We're fully expecting them to be uncontaminated as well."

Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil leaked out of a burst underground pipeline in Oak Glen Nature Preserve. The leak was discovered Monday night.

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Environment
12:52 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Oil spill cleanup to last a week or more

Sunoco Logistics/Mid-Valley contractors removing oil from pond Tuesday using skimmers.
Credit EPA

The cleanup continues at Oak Glen Nature Preserve where a pipeline leak dumped approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil into a stream and wetland area.

Crews are vacuuming up oil and trying to figure out what caused the pipeline to burst. That investigation is ongoing with no answers so far.

Steve Renniger with the US Environmental Protection Agency says Wednesday morning's rain isn't affecting cleanup efforts.

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Environment
1:12 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Pipeline leak spills thousands of gallons of oil into Colerain Township nature preserve

Crude oil in un-named wet weather stream that discharges into un-named pond.
EPA

Crews are preparing to clean up thousands of gallons of oil that began leaking Monday evening from a pipeline running through a Colerain Township nature preserve.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency estimates 7,000-10,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve. Sunoco subsidiary Mid-Valley Pipeline Co. estimates the spill amounts to about 240 barrels.

The EPA says the spill was reported shortly after 8 p.m. Monday. Great Parks of Hamilton County spokeswoman Jennifer Sivak says the park district was notified around 9 p.m.

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