Advanced Fuel Filtration Systems Inc. Tanker Truck Accident Fuel Oil Spill

State TrusteeState of California
State TrusteeState of Nevada
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East Walker River



Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Threatened and Endangered Species, Migratory Birds

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Case Description

On December 30, 2000, a tanker truck operated by Advanced Fuel Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFFS) of Corona, California overturned on California State Route 182 north of Bridgeport, California resulting in the release of approximately 3,608 gallons of #6 fuel oil, the majority of which entered into the East Walker River. The fuel visibly oiled approximately ten miles of stream habitat, seven of which were in California (Mono County) and three in Nevada (Lyon County). Based on water and sediment samples taken downstream in Nevada, approximately 15 miles of stream were impacted. This oil spill impacted natural resources along the spill path of the East Walker River watershed, causing injury and mortality to plants and animals.

Credit: California Dept of Fish and Wildlife

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Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 MOA/MOU Trustees Agreement 12/30/2005


 Settlement Agreement Settlement Agreement 01/07/2004


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 08/01/2009

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