Indian River Power Plant Fuel Oil Spill

State TrusteeFederal TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

None

Incident Type

Oil

State

Delaware

Case Status

Closed

Location

Indian River

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Oil

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Case Description

In 2000, fuel oil was released into the Indian River Estuary by the Indian River Power Plant owned at that time by Delmarva Power & Light Company (DP&L). Over a 10 year period, 600,000 gallons of oil leaked underground impacting fringe marsh and shoreline habitat.

Indian River Power Plant on the edge of Indian River Bay in southern Delaware., Credit: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Factsheet

 Factsheet Fact Sheet 06/01/2009

Map View

Case Contact

Delaware Bay Estuary Project

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

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