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Livingston Oil Spill

Site Contact:
Matthew Huyser
On Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
120 Tom Smith Lane
Livingston, TN 38570
NRC#: 982326

During the night of 7/10-7/11, a positive pressure line to an injection well burst at an Ohio Kentucky Oil Company well and tank battery. Several thousand gallons of brine water with crude oil was released to a roadside drainage ditch and traveled downstream between several residences. The release was discovered by a nearby resident at 0930hrs on 7/11 then reported by TEMA to the NRC by 1250hrs CST. Ohio Kentucky Oil Company responded during the afternoon of 7/11 to shut down the pump station and begin collecting spilled materials. TDEC responded to the event along with TEMA and Overton County EMA. After discussions with the TDEC personnel onsite, EPA Phone Duty dispatched OSC Matt Huyser.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.