Kirby Inland Marine Cumene Release

Paducah, KY - Region IV

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Glenn Adams

Ohio River Mile Marker 939
Paducah, KY

Latitude: 37.1214000
Longitude: -88.6578000
NRC#: 827757

A Kirby Marine barge apparently hit the lock and dam at Mile Marker 939 on the Ohio River at 2200 hours on Feb 27th. The impact resulted in the rupture of one of six tanks on the barge resulting in the release of approximately 4000 gallons of cumene within the barge hold. As of the last report, only a light sheen of material has impacted the river.

The USCG is serving as the Federal On Scene Coordinator. Illinois EPA, Illinois Civil Support Team, Kentucky Civil Support Team, Kentucky DEP, local EMA and Fire Departments, and OSCs from Region 4 and Region 5 continue to provide technical support and air monitoring support as necessary.

For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.