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

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Also Known As

Incident Type

Oil

State

California

Case Status

Closed

Location

East Walker River

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Threatened and Endangered Species, Migratory Birds

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$5,421.33

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

$19,983.19

* Restoration Funds can contain multiple settlements/projects. All collections are placed in interest bearing accounts. For detailed information on individual settlements/ projects please visit: NRDAR Status Report

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


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Agreement

 MOA/MOU Trustees Agreement 12/30/2005

Assessment

 Study Report Water, Sediment, and Fish Tissue Analysis Assessment  

Settlement

 Settlement Agreement Settlement Agreement 01/07/2004

Restoration

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

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