Lockport Illinois Buckeye Oil Spill

Lockport, IL - Region V

Site Contact:

James Mitchell
OSC

mitchell.james@epa.gov

13803 New Avenue
Lockport, IL 60441
response.epa.gov/lockportbuckeye

Latitude: 41.6354890
Longitude: -88.0487240
NRC#: 962179

On 12/14/2010 at approximately 0700, a discharge of crude oil was reported from the West Shore Pipeline (12-inch diameter pipe) in Lockport, Illinois. The discharge was discovered in response to an odor complaint by a nearby resident. An estimated 500 barrels (21,000 gallons) of crude oil was released into a drainage ditch which flows to a wetland area.


For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.