Marathon Petroleum Release Statement On Crude Oil Leak

EDWARDSVILLE – Marathon Petroleum releases statement after pipeline leak on Friday.

Edwardsville Fire Department is currently responding to a crude oil leak at the intersection of Illinois State Route 143 and Illinois State Route 159 near Old Alton Edwardsville Road.

Madison County Emergency Management Agency, Madison County Hazmat, Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery, Marathon Pipeline and Edwardsville Fire Department have responded to the site.

Marathon Statement: ” Marathon Pipe Line (MPL) is responding to a release of crude oil near Edwardsville, Illinois, from an MPL pipeline. Upon detecting the release, MPL shut down the pipeline and deployed response resources, including personnel and equipment that are on site. Crude oil has reached the Cahokia diversion channel, and MPL has deployed boom to contain it. MPL has made relevant regulatory notifications. No injuries have been reported. MPL’s top priorities are to ensure the safety of responders, the community and to limit environmental impact as we respond to the release.”

Chris Rhodes
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