International Petroleum Corp., Wilmington

State TrusteeFederal TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

Christina River Watershed

Incident Type

Oil

State

Delaware

Case Status

Restoration

Location

Christina River, Brandywine River

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Oil

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


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Settlement

 Consent Decree Consent Decree 03/04/2009

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Case Contact

Delaware Bay Estuary Project

Smyrna, DE | (302) 653-9152 | http://www.fws.gov/delawarebay/

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