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MFD Assists Clean Up at Stagecoach Road Crude Oil Leak

mfd flame300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/1/14) — The Madisonville Fire Department ended the new year not with a fire but with an oil spill.

Firefighters with haz-mat equipment assisted the Hopkins County Emergency Management Agency halt the oil leaking into a ditch at Stagecoach Road and J.D. Buchanan Road for nearly two hours. The crew was alerted to the situation at about 1:21 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Firefighters found crude oil leaking from an underground pipe that was exposed as it entered into the creek. They determined the cause of the leak was most likely from freezing and thawing that had caused the pipe to rupture in the bank of the creek. That caused the bank of the ditch to become saturated with oil, which was leaching out of the bank and into the creek bed.

Oil absorbent booms and pads were placed across the creek at multiple locations to the halt the spread of oil. A dike was constructed at the spill area to contain additional leakage.

Overall, an estimated 35 to 100 gallons of crude oil had escaped.

Fire department personnel used six oil absorbent booms across the creek, 86 absorbent pads, four 50 pound bags of oil dry and rope during the clean up.

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Information provided by Chief Steve Stolz

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