Public Spill Information

Releases of oil or hazardous substances that potentially impacted a Water of the United States since May 1, 2017.


A 93-barrel release of diesel fuel, attributed to vandalism, occurred on April 24, 2019 in an unnamed drainage channel downstream of Cottonwood Lake near Cottonwood, Minnesota. Magellan’s 8-inch pipeline was inactive at the time of the release. Emergency response activities were immediately initiated, including the additional closure of isolation valves. Containment booms were deployed along the drainage channel at strategic locations downstream of the release site. Product was collected using skimmers, vacuum trucks, and sorbent materials. The drainage channel feeds into the Yellow Medicine River. During the initial hours of the response a product sheen was observed in the Yellow Medicine River near the outfall from the drainage channel. 


A gasoline/diesel release was discovered on May 14, 2018 in a rural agricultural area near Independence, Kansas. Magellan’s 8-inch pipeline was immediately shut down and emergency response procedures were implemented. Product recovery and containment was accomplished with vacuum trucks and earthen berms as defensive measures to minimize the foot print and consequences of the released product.  These defensive measures were successful as only a trace sheen was observed in an unnamed tributary that is a recipient of the agricultural field drainage. The unnamed tributary that the trace sheen was observed feeds Rock Creek but, there was no observations of released product reaching Rock Creek. The calculated total release volume to the agricultural field was determined to be 555 barrels in which only a slight sheen was observed in the unnamed tributary estimated to be less than one gallon.

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