Texmo Oil Co. Tanker Truck Accident Diesel Spill

AO Bureau

Also Known As

Incident Type

Oil

State

Arizona

Case Status

Restoration

Location

State Highway 95 bridge over the Bill Williams River

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Oil

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Threatened and Endangered Species, DOI Managed Lands

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

$1,180,861.42

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$268,000.00

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

$1,010,689.34

* 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 July 28, 2006, a Texmo Oil Company Jobbers tanker truck crashed on the State Highway 95 bridge over the Bill Williams River, where the river joins Lake Havasu, 20 miles north of Parker, Ariz. 7,600-7,800 gallons of diesel spilled and then ignited, burning 348 acres of marsh, riparian and upland desert vegetation.

The Texmo spill and fire injured some of the rarest habitats left on the lower Colorado River basin, including the lower river’s most intact community of riparian-dependent species. The affected habitat supports two endangered birds – the southwestern willow flycatcher and Yuma clapper rail, two endangered fishes – the razorback sucker and bonytail, and the candidate yellow-billed cuckoo. Over 300 species of migratory or nesting bird species are known to use the area.

Credit: USFWS


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Settlement

 Consent Decree Consent Decree 09/12/2007

Restoration

 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 11/09/2011

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Case Contact

Arizona Ecological Services Field Office

Phoenix, AZ | (602) 242-0210 | http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/arizona/

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