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.
|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|