Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11 a.m. CDT
- Marathon Pipe Line (MPL) 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.
- As of Thurs., March 24, at 9 a.m. Central Time, approximately 8,060 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 a nearby wildlife rehabilitation center.
- The release 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.
- As of Thurs., March 24, there have been 40 wildlife impacts. Most of the impacted wildlife were discovered early in the response process, and there has been a steady reduction in wildlife impacts as the cleanup has progressed.
- Impacted wildlife continues to be recovered and treated, including one mallard and three beavers. 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 14 ducks, three herons, a hawk, a turtle, a frog, two beavers, a raccoon, and a muskrat.