Pelham Pipeline Spill

Pelham, AL - Region IV


Site Contact:

Chuck Berry
Federal On-Scene Coordinator

Pelham, AL 35124

Latitude: 33.2351920
Longitude: -86.9154150
NRC#: 1158584

On September 9, 2016, at 1449 hours, Colonial Pipeline reported to the National Response Center that there was a gasoline spill from a 36” below-ground pipeline. Gasoline traveled overland for approximately 500 feet to a pond that feeds into the Peel Creek which is a tributary of the Cahaba River. Colonial has estimated the amount of gasoline released to be at least 6,000 barrels, or 252,000 gallons. On-Scene Coordinators, Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team Contractors and the United States Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team were deployed to the incident.

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