DEP Continues Oversight Of Jay Oil Spill; Working To Protect Escambia River

December 13, 2014

Florida Department of Environmental Protection experts have been onsite continuing their assessment and oversight of the cleanup of the reported leak of a Quantum Resource Management flow line that occurred Wednesday morning in Jay.

“DEP will remain vigilant in the oversight of cleanup efforts at this site and will hold Quantum Resource Management accountable for any identified impacts to the environment resulting from this leak,” DEP Interim Secretary Cliff Wilson said Friday afternoon.

DEP is working along with environmental consultants and the Quantam contractor to ensure cleanup and monitoring efforts take place promptly and accurately. The removal of contaminated soil has begun at the site and so far five truckloads have been safely removed and will be properly disposed of at an approved facility. Soil samples will be collected to ensure complete remediation is achieved once all impacted soil has been removed. DEP inspectors will be onsite daily until this effort is complete.

Surveys have also been performed to assess impacts to Bray Mill Creek and the Escambia River. Surveys revealed no spread of the initial plume. In an abundance of caution, additional booms have been deployed at the mouth of Bray Mill Creek to further protect the Escambia River.

The company reports flow line repairs are now underway. These repairs are expected to be completed within approximately two weeks.

All wells feeding the flow line have been shut in and the flow line is depressurized until repairs can be made and DEP inspections are complete.

Pictured: The main Quantum Resources facility in Jay. file photo.


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