On Wednesday, April 18th at approx 9:30am, a JAT Oil tanker transporting 7300 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil overturned along Highway 64 at Mile Marker 12 along the Ocoee River east of Parksville, Tenn. JAT Oil hired Marion Environmental of Chattanooga, Tenn as the clean up contractor for the incident. The clean up contractor immediately placed hard boom at three locations along the Ocoee River to contain the oil; two downstream of the incident and one upstream.
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The OSC coordinated clean up efforts with the responsible party, JAT Oil, as well as Marion Environmental, Polk County EMA Director Tony Reynolds, TDEC's Terry Whalen, TEMAs Richard Taylor and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Jeff Bishop.