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Racine Lock & Dam condensate barges

Racine Locks and Dam, Letart, WV 25253, USA | 2017-Mar-02

Initial Notification: On March 2, 2017, USCG Sector Ohio Valley notified the NOAA SSC of a barge incident located near the Racine Lock & Dam on the Ohio River. No release reported. Two barges containing a combined 74,000 bbls of natural gas condensate are detached and resting in the dam. Salvage operations are underway.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:natural gas condensate
Total amount at risk of spill: 3000 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 38° 55.02′ North
Longitude (approximate): 81° 54.69′ West