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Sturgeon River Bridge Tanker Accident Chassell, MI

US-41, Chassell, MI 49916, USA | 2018-Feb-04

Initial Notification: On February 3, 2017, the Chassell Michigan Fire Department contacted the National Response Center regarding an accident on the State Route 41 bridge over the Sturgeon River in Houghton County, Michigan. The accident, which involved the tanker truck and 2-3 passenger vehicles, resulted in the tanker on its side and releasing up to 4,000 gallons each of diesel fuel and gasoline. At this time, both diesel and gasoline are on the ground and migrating to the Sturgeon River, which is covered in ice. The ground is also covered in up to 36” of snow and ice. EPA is requesting trajectories to assist with locating product in the river to aid in recovery.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Gasoline
Total amount at risk of spill: 4000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 47° 1.05′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 30.37′ West