Tinker Creek

AO Bureau

Also Known As

None

Incident Type

Chemical

State

Virginia

Case Status

Assessment

Location

Tinker Creek

Authority

Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Threatened and Endangered Species, Recreational Use Loss

Case Description

An agricultural-use surfactant leaked from a container on the property of Nutrien Ag Solutions (f/k/a Crop Production Services), located at 218 Simmons Drive in Cloverdale, Virginia, on July 29, 2017 (“Tinker Creek Spill”). Rain washed an estimated 165 gallons of the surfactant into an unnamed tributary of Tinker Creek and Tinker Creek. The surfactant harmed fish and other aquatic life in Tinker Creek. Together the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (collectively the Natural Resource Trustees) worked cooperatively with Nutrien Ag Solutions to review site-specific data and evaluate restoration alternatives to compensate for injuries to natural resources and lost services as a result of the spill and to reach a cost-effective resolution of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration.

Tinker Creek, Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Agreement

 MOA/MOU Tinker Creek MOA 08/31/2017

Assessment

 NOI Tinker Creek NOI 09/01/2017
 PAS Tinker Creek PAS 08/31/2017

Settlement

 Settlement Agreement Final Nonjudicial Settlement Agreement 04/24/2020

Restoration

 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment DRAFT Tinker Creek Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment 02/06/2020
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for Tinker Creek 06/15/2020

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Case Contact

Virginia Ecological Services Field Office

Gloucester, VA | (804) 693-6694 | http://www.fws.gov/northeast/virginiafield/

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