Unknown Pipeline

Site Contact:
Stephen Wolfe
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
Vandermark Road
Lodi, OH 44254

In June 2015, Ohio EPA responded to oil in a creek. A leaking oil pipeline (six inch diameter) that crossed a residential property was identified as the source of the oil. The pipeline was identified as being abandoned and sold to a company for scrapping purposes. The owners of the pipeline could not be located. Ohio EPA installed a clamp to stop the leak and referred the site to EPA in order to help locate the RP.

In July, 2016, a second leak occurred at the same location, Ohio EPA placed a second clamp at the leak location, and EPA began planning to take action to remove the threat to the waterway. The creek leads to the Black River, approximately 1 mile away.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.