NORCO Inc.

State TrusteeState TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

Incident Type

Oil

State

Indiana

Case Status

Closed

Location

Fish Creek

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Threatened and Endangered Species

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

$2,259,524.54

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$2,362,475.26

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

($2,375,211.80)

* Restoration Funds can contain multiple settlements/projects. All collections are placed in interest bearing accounts. For detailed information on individual settlements/ projects please visit: NRDAR Status Report

Case Description

On September 15, 1993, a pipeline owned by NORCO, Inc., and formerly owned and operated by ARCO, Inc. ruptured, discharging an estimated 676 barrels (30,000 gallons) of #2 diesel fuel into a crop field in DeKalb County, Indiana. The diesel fuel made its way into a small drainage ditch that discharges to Fish Creek. This oil entered Fish Creek and spread downstream, crossing into Williams County, Ohio, exposing the lower 7 miles of the creek to the diesel fuel contamination.

Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Agreement

 MOA/MOU Trustees Agreement 05/26/1994

Settlement

 Consent Decree Consent Decree-ARCO and NORCO 10/02/1996

Restoration

 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan 02/24/1997

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Case Contact

Bloomington Ecological Services Field Office

Bloomington, IN | (812) 334-4261 | http://www.fws.gov/midwest/bloomington/

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