Oil spill cleanup continues; no oil in the Great Miami
This is a view of aerator in a pond from Wednesday . Photo provided by the EPA.
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -
Crews have removed approximately 17,700 gallons of oil and about 22,200 gallons of water from an oil spill last week at the Glen Oak Nature Preserve in Colerain Township.
The Environmental Protection Agency said no crude oil has been seen in the Great Miami River.
The township's fire department said Friday that oil continues to be recovered in small amounts from a stream and a pond surface.
The EPA has said the oil leaked from a underground pipeline traveling nearly a mile through a creek before pooling into a pond. Approximately 21,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the 20-inch pipeline.
The pipeline runs from Hebron, Ky. to Lima, Ohio. It has been shut down.
Reports came around 8 p.m. March 17 of a petroleum and oil smell in the area. Emergency crews responded and found a significant area with oil, including a stream that had been contaminated. Sunoco Logistics reported the crude oil spill at 1 a.m. March 18.
The crude oil was released into an unnamed stream leading into a pond within the nature preserve that's owned by Great Parks of Hamilton County. The pond is within 500 feet of the Great Miami River.
The EPA said no crude oil has been seen in the river.