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CFPL Jet Fuel Pipeline Release
Lake Mango Canal


On July 22nd, Central Florida Pipeline Release Joint Information Center established an information phone line for citizens who have questions about the release. The number is (877) 936-2253 and will be open from 8am-5pm. To contact someone at EPC, please call 813-627-2600 x 1298


Lake Mango Outfall Canal Spill Site

Background
At approximately 7:45 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2011 Central Florida Pipeline reported a refined petroleum release on a section of its 10-inch pipeline located where the Lake Mango Outfall Canal crosses East Broadway Avenue  near the intersection with Williams Road. The pipeline carries jet fuel and diesel to Orlando. At the time of the incident the pipeline was carrying jet fuel. The leak was stopped on Saturday, July 23, 2011 and the damaged portion of pipeline replaced on Monday, July 25, 2011.

Numerous containment measures have been established within the impacted areas of the Lake Mango Outfall Canal. Response crews are working in 5 Divisions flushing oil from the canal and removing impacted vegetation, debris and soils. Impacted material is being collected and disposed in accordance with regulatory requirements. All work is currently being conducted under the oversight of Unified Command consisting of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, and Central Florida Pipeline.  Unified Command is also being supported by the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Florida Department of Health and the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission as needed.

Planned Operations
The majority of oil and impacted vegetation have been removed from the canal. Impacted soil removal has been initiated in Division 1 and is anticipated to continue through at least August 19. Soil removal activities will also be initiated on or about August 15 in Division 3. In both Division 1 and 3 impacted soil is a thin layer (approximately a one foot area) near the top of the water. Soil screening and confirmation sampling is being conducted as soil removal activities progress. Data are being reported routinely to Unified Command to evaluate the effectiveness of the soil removal work.

Plans are being developed to define the means to remediating and restoring the two wetland areas within Division 2. Sampling is being conducted to evaluate the specific areas requiring removal and/or treatment. In addition, this plan is being developed considering the best time to replant impacted vegetation within the wetlands which is likely next spring. Any soil removal activities in Division 2 will not start until the plan is approved by Unified Command which could be as early as the later part of the week of August 15.

Site maintenance activities are continuing to evaluate the ongoing containment measures and make any adjustments necessary. In addition, site monitoring is continuing in soil removal areas and around the nearby day care facility.

Actual timing of planned activities will depend on the progress of the work which has lately been adversely impacted due to inclement weather. Long term cleanup activities will continue past the above phase of work under the oversight of DEP and EPC until residuals are cleaned up to meet applicable environmental standards (surface water, soil and groundwater). The timing of these activities will be determined following completion of impacted soil removal activities. As a minimum, it is anticipated that monitoring will be conducted over a year or so to ensure that cleanup standards have been met. 



Monitoring and Cleanup

To facilitate the cleanup efforts, the effected area was divided into five divisions; Division 1, from pipeline to I-75; Division 2, from I-75 to Falkenburg Road; Division 3, from Falkenburg Road to Cragmont Drive; Division 4, from Cragmont Drive to Coconut Palm Drive, and Division 5, from Coconut Palm Drive to the Tampa Bypass Canal. A series of underflow weirs have been constructed to contain and recover the spilled fuel and any debris during soil removal activities. Within Division 1, soil samples were collected at the pipeline to test for contamination in the immediate area of the spill. Additionally, 2 test wells were drilled and 3 residential drinking water wells were installed to test for groundwater contamination. Results so far have not shown any contamination. Within Division 5, surface water samples are being collected to ensure the fuel spill does not reach the Tampa Bypass Canal.


 

Central Florida Pipeline is also monitoring three private wells close to the location of the release. In addition, Hillsborough County Health Department is monitoring several private wells in the area, including the three private wells near the release. To date, no impacts from the release have been observed in any of the private wells sampled. These wells will continue to be monitored as the cleanup efforts progress.
 


Spill Site Cleanup
Divisions


Containment
Strategy
   

Monitoring Well
Locations

Pipeline Soil
Sampling

CFPL Water
Monitoring Sites
 

Incident Action Plans (IAP)

CCleanup activities and the assignment of personnel and equipment are outlined in incident action plans.  IAPs were initially issued on a daily basis and then on longer periods such as 48 hours, 72 hours, and weekly as the cleanup efforts progressed.
IAP 07-24-2011
IAP 07-25-2011
IAP 07-26-2011
IAP 07-27-2011
IAP 07-28-2011
IAP 07-29-2011
IAP 07-30-2011
IAP 08-01-2011
IAP 08-03-2011
IAP 08-04-2011
IAP 08-08-2011
IAP 08-11-2011
IAP 08-13-2011
IAP 08-27-2011


Monitoring and Cleanup Plans

View the approved plans for environmental monitoring and cleanup operations.
Monitoring and Cleanup Plans.pdf
Monitoring and Cleanup Operational Totals 8/15/2011

To view information from EPA visit the EPA webpage relating to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline release:
http://www.epaosc.org/site/site_profile.aspx?site_id=7113

 
Media Coverage

Bay News 9:

EPA officials respond to jet-fuel leak in Hillsborough County (July 25, 2011) 

Crews continue work on jet fuel pipeline leak (Monday July 25, 2011) 

Jet fuel pipeline repairs complete (Tuesday July 26, 2011)

 
Tampa Tribune:

Officials wrestle with leak in Tampa-Orlando fuel pipeline (July 23, 2011)
Spilled jet fuel unlikely to reach McKay Bay (July 25, 2011)
Pipe that spilled jet fuel into Mango creek repaired (July 26, 2011)
Jet fuel spill contained (July 26, 2011)
Ruptured pipeline for jet fuel on line (Wednesday July 27, 2011)

St. Petersburg Times:
Crews trying to contain spilled jet fuel in Tampa (July 25, 2011)
Jet fuel leak in Tampa didn't contaminate water supply (July 26, 2011)
Repairs complete, jet fuel pipeline near Tampa up and running four days after leak (July 26, 2011)

Brandon Patch
Officials Probe Leak of 31,500 Gallons of Jet Fuel Off Broadway, Near Mango (July 24, 2011)

Crews Work Overnight To Recover Leaked Jet Fuel  (July 25, 2011) 
Seffner Community Activist Calls for Public Meeting on Jet Fuel Pipeline Leak (July 26, 2011)

County Plans To Test More Wells Near Jet Fuel Spill  (July 29, 2011)

Officials wrestle with leak in Tampa-

Orlando fuel pipeline (July 23, 2011)
Spilled jet fuel unlikely to reach McKay Bay (July 25, 2011)
Pipe that spilled jet fuel into Mango creek repaired (July 26, 2011)
Jet fuel spill contained (July 26, 2011)
Ruptured pipeline for jet fuel on line (Wednesday July 27, 2011)

St. Petersburg Times:
Crews trying to contain spilled jet fuel in Tampa (July 25, 2011)
Jet fuel leak in Tampa didn't contaminate water supply (July 26, 2011)
Repairs complete, jet fuel pipeline near Tampa up and running four days after leak (July 26, 2011)  


Brandon Patch
Officials Probe Leak of 31,500 Gallons of Jet Fuel Off Broadway, Near Mango (July 24, 2011)

Crews Work Overnight To Recover Leaked Jet Fuel  (July 25, 2011) 

Seffner Community Activist Calls for Public Meeting on Jet Fuel Pipeline Leak (July 26, 2011)

County Plans To Test More Wells Near Jet Fuel Spill  (July 29, 2011)