Vegetable Oil Release, Caret, VA
15613 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Saluda, VA 23149, USA | 2021-Feb-23
Initial Notification: On February 23, 2021, the NOAA SSC was notified by the Virginia DEQ about a tanker truck accident on Rt 17 in Essex County, VA. that spilled 6500-7000 gallons of waste vegetable oil into Lewis Creek, which is a tributary to the Rappahannock River. VADEQ requested scientific support.
|Products of concern:||Vegetable Oil|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||2,000-3,000 gallons|
|Latitude (approximate):||37° 58.80′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||76° 57.60′ West|