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Diluted Bitumen (Tar Sands oil) Spill into Mill Creek, Devon, KS

Devon, KS, USA | 2023-Jan-06

Initial Notification: On January 6th at 11am eastern time zone, GL SSC received a call from the EPA OSC on scene at the OPA TC Energy Mill Creek Incident, asking for a contact at the NWS for dedicated weather forecast support and river forecast products. The support was for a December 7, 2022 pipeline spill of diluted bitumen. The NOAA SSC called the Central Regional Operations Center and connected the on duty officer with the EPA OSC. No further products or support was requested. (lat/long are approximate)

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diluted Bitumen
Total amount at risk of spill: 14000 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 37° 54.14′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 49.97′ West