Centreville Gasoline Leak Update

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Colonial Pipeline continues to collaborate with local, state and federal agencies, including the National Transportation Safety Board, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fairfax County Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Fairfax Water and Virginia Department of Transportation, in connection with the Centreville, Va. response.

  • A sidewalk/bike path on the west side of Hwy 28 and New Braddock Road will be closed tomorrow and Saturday to support impact assessment activities.
  • A plan for cleaning the storm drains has been approved by the Unified Command and that process has been initiated and is expected to take approximately one hour.
    • Two restaurants have agreed to remain closed as a precaution during the storm drain cleaning process.
  • Air quality monitoring continues to read at safe levels in the communities surrounding the excavation site and recovery sites.
  • Fairfax Water is closely monitoring the situation. There continues to be no threat to the quality of drinking water.
  • There have been no injuries or known illnesses due to the incident.
  • A total of seven dead fish have been discovered in the retention pond.
  • Fairfax County Fire & Rescue continues to work closely with Colonial Pipeline to ensure the safety of everyone in the affected area, including all response personnel, and is continuing to work with area businesses affected by the leak so that they can reopen as soon as possible.

For more information, please call the Community Assistance Hotline at 1-866-601-5880 or visit www.colpipe.com and click to be redirected to the Centreville, Va. Incident Site on the right column or click https://colonialresponse.jettyapp.com for direct link.

Centreville Virginia Incident Update – September 24, 11:08 a.m. EDT

CENTREVILLE, Va. – Colonial Pipeline continues to collaborate with local, state and federal agencies, including the National Transportation Safety Board, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fairfax County Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Fairfax Water and Virginia Department of Transportation, in connection with the Centreville, Va. response.

  • Sweetwater Tavern at Centre Ridge Marketplace has reopened for business.
  • Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has deemed conditions safe for the two other closed businesses to reopen.
  • A plan for cleaning the storm drains is in the process of being developed and will be submitted for review to EPA and Virginia DEQ and will be effected upon approval.
  • Colonial is continuing to excavate and inspect the area to ensure public safety.
  • Air quality safety and waste removal plans continue to be implemented.
    • Air quality monitoring continues to read at safe levels in the communities surrounding the excavation site and recovery sites.
    • Contaminated soil continues to be removed and transported via truck to a facility in Richmond for appropriate disposition.
  • Fairfax Water is at the scene and is closely monitoring the situation. There continues to be no threat to the quality of drinking water.
  • There have been no injuries or known illnesses due to the incident.
  • Four dead fish were discovered in the retention pond
  • Fairfax County continues to work closely with Colonial Pipeline to ensure the safety of everyone in the affected area, including all response personnel, and is continuing to work with area businesses affected by the leak so that they can reopen as soon as possible.

Photo provided by Northern Virginia Fire Buffs, Derrick Welsh