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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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
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