D & L Energy Oil Spill
- Youngstown, OH (Mahoning County)
- EPA ID# n/a
- Emergency Removal Action, Non NPL
Jeffrey Lippert (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Francisco Arcaute (email@example.com)
US EPA and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency are overseeing the cleanup of a January 31, 2013, discharge of oil, brine and waste water generated from oil and gas drilling operations by D&L Energy near Youngstown, Ohio. The brine and oil mixture is waste that is suspected to have been generated by D&L Energy operations and released on multiple occasions. It was released into a storm sewer that discharged into a small creek and then into the Mahoning River in the Belle Vista neighborhood of Youngstown.
As of Feb. 27, 2013:
After the spill was stabilized and confined to the small creek, EPA oversaw the continued removal of oil and oiled sediment from within the storm sewer, creek and Mahoning River.
- Vacuum trucks and absorbent pads and booms are being used to remove oil from the creek.
- Pressurized water and other methods are also being used on creek sediment to free oil for collection and removal.
- Riprap, a protective cover of stones, was also installed to help prevent erosion of the creek bed.
D & L Energy is conducting containment and cleanup operations under the joint oversight of US EPA and Ohio EPA.
- Approximately 700 cubic yards of oiled sediment have been collected for proper disposal.
- Approximately 150,000 gallons of oil and water have been removed from the creek and storm sewer.
EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division is also conducting an investigation related to this release.
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- D & L Energy Administrative Order by Consent (PDF) (5 pp, 659K) Feb. 27, 2013
- Pollution/Situation Report (POLREP) #4 (PDF) (6 pp, 35K) Feb. 23, 2013
- Pollution/Situation Report (POLREP) #3 (PDF) (5 pp, 32K) Feb. 15, 2013
- US DOJ News release: Ohio man charged with violating Clean Water Act by discharging brine and drilling mud into Mahoning River Feb. 14, 2013
- Pollution/Situation Report (POLREP) #2 (PDF) (5 pp, 32K) Feb. 11, 2013
- Initial Pollution/Situation Report (POLREP) (PDF) (4 pp, 33K) Feb. 5, 2013
- Notice of Federal Interest in a Pollution Incident (PDF) (1 pg, 53K) Feb. 2, 2013
- Third Person Charged For Discharging Waste Related To Oil And Gas Drilling Into The Mahoning River March 27, 2014
- Former owner of Youngstown company pleads guilty to discharging brine into the Mahoning river March 24, 2014
- Ohio Man Charged With Violating Clean Water Act By Discharing Brine And Drilling Mud Into Mahoning River Feb. 14, 2013