Friday March 18, 2022, at 2 p.m. CDT
- Marathon Pipe Line crews continue to work along the Cahokia diversion channel. Boom will remain in place and response efforts will continue until the cleanup process is complete.
- The response team is prepared to continue operations through rain showers as needed. Conditions will be monitored to ensure safety of the response crews, the public and the environment.
- Remediation and restoration work continues in affected area. The public is asked to avoid the recovery zone for the safety of the responders, the community and to limit environmental impact.
- The top priorities of the Edwardsville Response remain:
- to ensure the safety of responders and the community
- and to limit environmental impact as MPL responds to the release and conducts cleanup activities.
- As of Friday March 18, 2022, 2 PM Central Standard Time, 5,320 cubic yards of soil has been removed for proper disposal. Recovery of water and oil mixture will continue from the Cahokia diversion channel.
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 and audible deterrent is being used to keep any animals from entering the affected area.
- MPL is covering all expenses related to the wildlife rehabilitation effort and providing all needed resources to recover and rehabilitate impacted wildlife. Volunteers are not needed at this time.
Please look to previous updates for more information on the Edwardsville Response at www.mpcresponds.news.