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