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At approximately 0115 MDT on March 20, 20201 a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel overturned on I-25 (near Mile Marker 255) in Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado. The accident resulted in a fire and injury to the tanker driver.
The Colorado State Patrol and the Loveland Fire Department are on-scene and overseeing response operations. It has been reported that up to 11,500 gallons of diesel fuel have been lost to a drainage ditch and storm drain that lead to the Big Thompson River. Notification of this incident was forwarded to EPA Region 8 at approximately 0230 MDT on March 20 2021.EPA deployed an On- Scene Coordinator (OSC) to the site to provide oversight of the oil recovery operations, and to provide assistance as needed.
EPA will support the Unified Command and provide technical assistance, like air monitoring around the scene, and access to additional funding to help support Loveland FD and the CSP.