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Tar Oil Spill, Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal

Chicago, IL | 2021-Mar-03

Initial Notification: SSC received notification at 1700 on 03MAR of a tar oil spill in Chicago Ship Canal. The RP was energizing lines to transfer tar oil and noticed a reduction in pressure. The spill was quickly identified, reported, and OSROs were on scene to begin surface water clean up operations.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 41° 49.03′ North
Longitude (approximate): 87° 45.40′ West