Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 1 p.m. CDT
- Crews continue to remove crude oil from the Cahokia diversion channel. Boom has been placed at several locations along the channel to contain the spilled crude.
- The source of the spill was stopped and repair on the line is underway.
- No injuries have been reported.
- There have been reports of odors near areas affected by the release, and air monitoring resources continue to be deployed in the area as a precaution. Air monitoring has detected no hazardous level of emissions.
- There are no water intakes in the immediate vicinity of the release.
- MPL is dedicating personnel and the following equipment to the response, which are both on site and on the way:
- 8 skimmers: equipment that remove oil from water
- 42 vacuum trucks: equipment that removes oil and water
- 3 tanker trucks: to store oily water for proper disposal
- 6 excavation equipment: to expose the pipeline and remove contaminated soil
- More than 4,000 feet of boom: to contain the oil on the water
- Impacted wildlife that have been affected by oil are being treated by experts on site. If any member of the public encounters wildlife that has been impacted by oil, they should not approach the animals themselves, as they could be dangerous. Please call Madison County, Illinois, Conservation Officer Robert Liebl at 618-444-1540.
- The top priorities of the Edwardsville Response are to ensure the safety of responders, the community and to limit environmental impact as we respond to the release and conduct cleanup activities.
- An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the release.
For updated information on the Edwardsville Response, go to www.mpcresponds.news.