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MarineDesignBarge Sinking

Site Contact:
Benjamin Franco


Site Location:
Jackson Cemetery
Greenback, TN 37772
NRC#: 950998

On the morning of August 15, 2010, a 60 foot barge sunk along the bank of Tellico Reservoir. The barge was located next to the Lotterdale Cove Recreation Area public boat ramp. The Tellico Reservoir is a large lake that is part of the Ft. Loudon Dam reservoir system and it is connected to the Little Tennessee River. The owner did not have insurance and was not able to conduct the clean up. On August 15, Phone Duty Officer Negron dispatched OSC Franco to assess the spill and conduct response action. ERRS contractor Environmental Restoration (ER) was activated to assist with the response.