H.O. Bouchard Inc.

State TrusteeAO Bureau

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Incident Type




Case Status



Sanborn Pond



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Anadromous Fish

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

*Restoration Funds Allocated:


*Restoration Funds Remaining:


* 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 the evening of September 23, 2001, a 10,000-gallon capacity tanker truck failed to navigate a curve on Route 137 purportedly to avoid hitting a deer, veered off the road, crashed through a guardrail and small building, and came to rest along the southwest shore of Sanborn Pond in the Town of Brooks, Maine. The accident punctured the tanker, and an estimated 5,600 gallons of Number 6 fuel oil flowed onto the 98-acre pond covering approximately three-quarters of it with oil.

Credit: Trustee Council

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Settlement Agreement Settlement Agreement 09/26/2007


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment 04/16/2010

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Case Contact

Maine Ecological Services Field Office

Orono, ME | (207) 866-3344 | http://www.fws.gov/mainefieldoffice/

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