Tues., April 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. CDT
- Marathon Pipe Line (MPL) crews continue to work along the Cahokia diversion channel. Boom will remain in place on the channel at the Old Alton Edwardsville Road bridge. Response efforts will continue in coordination with the Illinois EPA until the cleanup process is complete.
- Remediation and restoration work continues in the affected area. The public is asked to avoid the recovery zone for the safety of the responders, the community and to limit environmental impact.
- As of Tues., April 5, approximately 10,000 cubic yards of oily soil has been removed for proper disposal.
- The top priorities of the Edwardsville Response remain:
- to ensure the safety of responders and the community
- to limit environmental impact as MPL responds to the release and conducts cleanup activities
Wildlife response update
- MPL continues to work with environmental and wildlife experts. Wildlife affected by the oil are being treated at nearby wildlife rehabilitation center.
- The spill area is being monitored 24 hours a day for impacted wildlife.
- Impacted wildlife continues to be recovered and treated, including one mallard and three beavers.
- As of Tues., April 5, there have been a total of 41 wildlife impacts. To date, four ducks, a barred owl, three snakes, four turtles and a frog have recovered and been returned into the wild. We regret to report that some wildlife has died, including 15 ducks, three herons, a hawk, a turtle, a frog, three beavers, a raccoon, and a muskrat.