On February 26, 2009 evening, during a heavy rainstorm, the Fox Lake Fire Department responded to complaints of fuel odor in a residential area of Squaw Creek along Rollins Road, Ingleside Illinois and discovered a discharge of diesel fuel oil in Squaw Creek which is a tributary to Fox Lake. The Fox Lake Fire Department immediately deployed absorbent booms on Squaw Creek to contain the oil discharge.
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Illinois EPA (IEPA) responded to the scene and estimated that about 150 gallons of diesel fuel oil was discharged into the Creek. On February 27, 2009 morning (IEPA) requested assistance from he U.S. EPA to recover the oil on March 2.
OSC Mendoza mobilized the ERRS contractor to contain and recover the oil.