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Buckeye Pipeline 1; Lima, Ohio

Lima, Ohio | 1986-Feb-19

Initial Notification: At 2230 on February 13, 1986, an underground pipeline running from Toledo, Ohio to Lima, Ohio, ruptured, releasing an estimated 8,700 barrels of diesel fuel into a corn field along the east branch of the Huron River, about ten miles upstream from Lake Erie and Huron, Ohio. Although most of the spilled oil remained in the field, up to 900 barrels may have drained into the Huron River. The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Toledo, was requested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) On-Scene Coordinator to deploy an icebreaker to open the Huron River, so that boom could be used to control the oil moving downstream. USCG district 3.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 365,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 41° 4.22′ North
Longitude (approximate): 84° 24.10′ West