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12 Pole Creek Coal Tar Distillate Spill

Huntington, WV | 2004-Nov-01

Initial Notification: MSO Huntington WV contacted the Western River SSC in reference to a coal tar distillate spill. A railcar released 23,000 gallons of product onto the ground which then flowed into Krout Creek which flowed into Twelve Pole Creek a tributary of the Ohio River near river mile 312. A underflow dam was built and boom was deployed to contain and prevent coal tar from moving any further downstream.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:coal tar
Total amount at risk of spill: 23,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 38° 25.64′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 26.32′ West