Pilot Petroleum Corp.

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Case Status



Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Threatened and Endangered Species, DOI Managed Lands

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Case Description

On December 7, 2000, a tanker truck owned and operated by Pilot lost control of the vehicle causing the 8,000-gallon tanker to uncouple from the tractor. The tanker trailer ruptured while sliding across the pavement releasing an estimated 6,000 gallons of No.2 diesel fuel on the highway and contaminating adjacent soils overlooking the Bill Williams River just 300 feet from the waters edge. The spill occurred on the Refuge directly impacting soil, vegetation, and wildlife

Credit: USFWS

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Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Consent Decree Consent Decree 12/30/2003


 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan 01/01/2007

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Case Contact

Arizona Ecological Services Field Office

Phoenix, AZ | (602) 242-0210 | http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/arizona/

Case Trustees

AO Bureau

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