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Diesel Release at Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority Facility; St. Thomas, USVI

W Indies Dock Rd, St Thomas 00802, USVI | 2023-Nov-02

Initial Notification: On November 2, 2023, the USCG was informed that the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority had a 30000 gallon release of #2 diesel fuel from a tank at their facility at Havensight, St Thomas, USVI on Oct 25, 2023. Cleanup is progressing but there is concern that diesel that has saturated the soil could leach into the waterway. No reports of sheen in the water has been reported however at this time. The responsible party is considering bioremediation application once gross fuel removal has been accomplished. EPA is evaluating bioremediation options to provide information and recommendations. NOAA's Scientific Support Coordinator has provided a resources at risk and preliminary assessment of oil fate and movement should the release migrate into the adjacent waterway.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 50000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 18° 20.11′ North
Longitude (approximate): 64° 55.18′ West