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Wickliff, KY | 2009-May-13

Initial Notification: The Coast Guard notified NOAA ERD of a barge that had leaked approximately 3000 gallons of diesel after being refueled at MM 951.2 on the Mississippi River in Wickliff, KY. Fueling operations were completed at 2300 last evening, and the leak was first observed at 0400. NOAA trajectory was requested.

Incident Details
Spill, potential spill, or other:Oil Spill
Cause of incident:It is not known how the leak occured
Products of concern:diesel fuel
Amount spilled (approximate): 3000 gallons
Total amount at risk of spill: 3000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 36° 58.02′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 5.89′ West
Note: Documents are posted chronologically and early reports likely contain factual errors. These errors may be corrected in a later report.