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Cooking Oil Spill into Black River, Renton, WA

550 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057 | 2023-Sep-01

Initial Notification: On 30-AUG-2023, approx. 450 gallons of cooking oil released upriver of the Black River Pump Station in Renton, WA. Thus far, this has been a State led-response, the WA DFW and WA Dept of Ecology have been responding and Clean Harbors is contracted for cleanup operations. Currently, approx. 130 gallons of oil have been recovered and there continues to be concern with oiled wildlife and vegetation and low dissolved oxygen in the water. The Black River Pump Station fish ladder currently remains closed. On 13-SEPT, WA Dept. of Ecology contacted the NOAA SSC for advice on SCAT, cleanup recommendations, and NOAA Fisheries advice on whether or not to open the fish passages for upcoming salmon migrations.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Mystery Substance
Products of concern:Cooking Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 450 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 47° 28.52′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 14.71′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable