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RECORD NUMBER: 660 OF 1044
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Program. Task Force Report.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.|
|Publisher||13 May 88|
|Additional Subjects||Oil spills ; Water pollution control ; Water pollution abatement ; Contingency planning ; Monongahela River ; Ohio River ; Emergency plans ; Oil pollution ; Management planning ; Pollution regulations ; State implementation plans ; Inspection ; Regulations ; Implementation ; Reviews ; Legislation ; Recommendations ; Standards ; Floreffe(Pennsylvania) ; Clean Water Act|
The study was initiated in response to the January 2, 1988, release of approximately one million gallons of diesel fuel from the Ashland Oil Facility in Floreffe, PA, and the subsequent contamination of the Monongahela and the Ohio Rivers. The spill was caused by the tank flowed over the surrounding dike and found its way into the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. As a result of the spill, fifteen water intakes were shut down, water supplies to over 2.7 million residents were disrupted, schools and businesses were closed, and thousands of fish and waterfowl were destroyed.