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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Oil, Misc: Lubricating in Whar near Wallingford, CT 2013-12-05

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1067779
Incident Time: 2013-12-05 21:30:00
Nearest City: Wallingford, CT
Location: OIL SCAVENGING UNIT AT STEEL MANUFACTUER 35 TOELLES ROAD
Incident Type: FIXED
Material: OIL, MISC: LUBRICATING
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party: NUCOR STEEL CONNECTICUT
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 41.430479, -72.845479 (Approximated from street_address)
Reported Spill Volume: 30 gallon
Report Description
***THIS REPORT WAS RECEIVED VIA THE WEB REPORTING SYSTEM*** AT 9:30 PM ON 12/5/13 A HIGH WATER ALARM AT OUR STEEL MANUFACTURING FACILITY WENT OFF. AT THIS POINT CERTAIN PUMPS ARE SUPPOSED TO AUTOMATICALLY SHUTOFF AND PREVENT WATER FROM ENTERING OUR OIL SCAVENGING UNIT. THE PUMPS DID NOT RESPOND TO THE AUTOMATED CONTROL AS THEY USUALLY DO. THE OIL SCAVENGER SYSTEM OVERFLOWED SHORTER AFTER 9:30 PM ON 12/5/13. IT WAS IMMEDIATELY NOTICED AS OUR ELECTRICIANS WERE TROUBLESHOOTING THE ERROR WITH OUR AUTOMATED CONTROLS. OUR SPILL RESPONSE TEAM CONTAINED AND CLEANED THE SPILL IMMEDIATELY THAT NIGHT. IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT 25 GALLONS SPILLED ON TO THE GROUND OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. A PORTION OF THIS OIL POSSIBLY 1 GALLON MADE ITS WAY INTO A STORM DRAIN THAT CONNECTS TO OUR PROPERTY'S WEST OUTFALL. THERE WAS NO VISIBLE SHEEN AT AND OIL BOOMS AND OIL TRAPS WERE ALREADY IN PLACE AT OUR OUTFALL. HOWEVER OVER THE COURSE OF THE FOLLOWING DAY. 12/6/12 IT WAS NOTICED THAT THERE WAS OVER A GALLON OF OIL IN OUR OIL TRAP AT THE WEST OUTFALL AND A VISIBLE SHEEN OUTSIDE OF OUR OUTFALL. A VAC TRUCK IS ONSITE NOW CLEANING OUT THE OIL TRAP. OIL BOOMS HAVE BEEN REPLACED AT THE OUTFALL.
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ID:1ee0f67b-c4dc-3b26-af5e-cc6b0e2e233a
Source:http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/reports/rwservlet?standard_web+inc_seq=1067779
Date:2013-12-05 21:30:00
Location:41.4304793 -72.8454791
Tags:NRC, release, mechanical