Saturday, October 22, 2016

DEP Update On Sunoco Pipeline Gasoline Spill In Lycoming County

The Department of Environmental Protection late Saturday released the following update on the gasoline spill into the Loyalsock Creek in Lycoming County.
The Sunoco pipeline has been capped at the south end, and work will continue overnight and into tomorrow morning to cap the north end.  
The level of the Loyalsock Creek has dropped from 13 feet yesterday to approximately 4 feet today, allowing increased access for crews.
DEP conducted water sampling for volatile organic compounds in waters that could have been affected by the spill. Six sampling locations were identified, both upstream of the spill for control and comparison and downstream of the break.
Gasoline compounds were detected in the samples downstream of the break, but were below safe drinking water levels in the Susquehanna River.
DEP has notified water systems downstream of the break; at this time there are no concerns for public drinking water supplies, as water systems will use stored water and alternative sources until the plume has passed.
Residents who have been impacted by the release can call a Sunoco Logistics representative at 1-800-759-5644.
AP: Spill From Gasoline Pipeline Has Had No Impact On Water So Far

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