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R+L Carriers Spill

Site Contact:
Steven Renninger
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
600 Gillam Road
Wilmington, OH 45177
NRC#: 1330341

On March 5, 2022, U.S. EPA was notified that 80,000 gallons of diesel oil was released into Dutch Creek in Wilmington, Ohio from a 1-million-gallon storage tank owned by R+L Carriers. U.S. EPA now estimates the spill was 22,628 gallons, not 80,000 gallons initially reported. The new number reflects how much oil remains in the tank.

U.S. EPA, OEPA, Clinton County EMA, and Port William-Liberty Township Fire Department are assisting with oversight of the cleanup. The responsible party, R+L Carriers, is conducting the cleanup. They have eight oil containment points on Dutch Creek between the spill location on their property and 4 miles downstream. About 17,333 gallons of diesel oil have been collected from and around the storage tank and Dutch Creek.  U.S. EPA issued POLREP 6 (final) on April 7, 2022.  Ohio EPA DERR is the lead agency for the remediation phase.