Iowa DNR Dredging: Storm Lake Oil Spill Contained

An incident stemming from a dredging operation resulted in about two gallons of oil getting into Storm Lake two days ago.

Dredge crews, the City of Storm Lake and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources were able to contain and clean up the oil spill on Sunday afternoon.

The contract operator of the dredging operation, Dredge America, was pumping water out of the bilge of the work boat when the operator left to do something else.

The pump continued and removed all the water then pumped out an estimated two gallons of oil that was on top of the bilge water into the lake creating a sheen of about 100 by 100 feet on the lake surface.

Dredge America operators immediately shut off the pump and started putting absorbent pads on the oil that got into the lake.

The City of Storm Lake, with assistance from the DNR Lake Patrol, were able to contain the oil on the lake with booms until it could be picked up with absorbent pads.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

DREDGING FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE INDIA

At this 1-day conference, you will experience what it means to apply this new approach in practice.

read more >

CEDA Dredging Days 2019

The conference is well-attended by professionals representing the entire cross-section of the dredging field…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply