Lick Creek NAOH Spill

Ranger, GA - Region IV

Site Contact:

Leslie Sims
FOSC

sims.leslie@epa.gov

Ranger, GA
response.epa.gov/LickCreekNAOHSpill

Latitude: 34.5357900
Longitude: -84.7782500
NRC#: 897380

A tanker truck carrying 50% solution sodium hydroxide overturned on SR 156 in Ranger, GA. Approximately 2,600 gallons of the material entered a tributary of Lick Creek. Gordon County EMA and local Fire/HAZMAT teams were first responders to the scene. The trucking company involved in the incident contracted with an environmental cleanup company to mitigate the release to the creek.

Georgia Environmental Protection Division mobilized to the scene and providing oversight of cleanup activities. FOSC Sims and START were deployed to the Site to assist.


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