International Petroleum Corp., Wilmington

State TrusteeState of Delaware
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
AO Bureau

Also Known As

Christina River Watershed

Incident Type




Case Status



Christina River, Brandywine River



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Case Description

On Saturday, July 15, 2006, a broken hose at the International Petroleum Corp. recycling facility in Wilmington, DE resulted in a spill that dumped up to 5,000 gallons of waste oil into the Christina River. The IPC facility collects and recycles used oil from a variety of customers and the discharge occurred during a tank transfer. Oil spread from the Christina River with the tide cycles to the nearby Brandywine Creek and Delaware River. The site is located in a mixed commercial/industrial portion of the City of Wilmington Delaware.

IPC spill site., Credit: NOAA

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 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Consent Decree Consent Decree 03/04/2009

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Case Contact

Delaware Bay Estuary Project

Smyrna, DE | (302) 653-9152 |

Case Trustees

AO Bureau
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
State TrusteeState of Delaware

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