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Plum Island Waste Water Treatment Facility-Charleston, SC

539 Harbor View Cir, Charleston, SC 29412, USA | 2020-Aug-15

Initial Notification: On August 15, 2020, the USCG Sector Charleston notified the SSC of a 3100-gallon release of diesel from a tank at the Palm Island water treatment facility on James Island, SC. The diesel transited offsite through drainage and into nearby Dill Creek and adjacent marsh areas. The USCG is working with South Carolina Dept of Health and Environmental Control to assess and respond to the spill. Currently the spill is contained in the creek with boom and skimming operations are ongoing. NOAA is evaluating oil fate and effects and potential movement should the containment boom fail. NOAA is also assisting the USCG with initiation of sect 7 ESA and EFH emergency consultations.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 32° 45.63′ North
Longitude (approximate): 79° 57.16′ West