Thermo Fluids Motor Oil, Sulfuric Acid and Sodium Hydroxide Spill

State TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As


Incident Type




Case Status



Johnson Creek


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Threatened and Endangered Species, Anadromous Fish

Case Description

On March 15, 2004, a fire broke out at the Thermo Fluids oil recycling facility in Portland, Oregon. The fire resulted in the release of approximately 1,000 gallons of used motor oil, 700 gallons of sulfuric acid and 100 gallons of sodium hydroxide into Johnson Creek, a tributary to the Willamette River.

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan Environmental Education 04/22/2004
 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan Fish Habitat 05/06/2004

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Case Contact

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office

Portland, OR | (503) 231-6179 |

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