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 portion of a shared-use path on the south side of New Braddock and east side of Hwy 28 will be closed indefinitely due to excavation activity.
- Today’s cleaning of the storm drains has been completed.
- Two restaurants in the Centre Ridge Marketplace have agreed to remain closed through today.
- Air quality monitoring continues to read at safe levels in the communities surrounding the excavation site and recovery sites.
- Contaminated soil from the pipeline excavation site continues to be removed and transported via truck to a facility in Richmond for appropriate disposition.
- Seven dead fish and one mouse were discovered in the retention pond.
- More than 300 people have responded to this incident, including federal, state, county and Colonial Pipeline personnel.
- Monitoring and recovery activities will proceed on a continuous basis regardless of weather conditions.
- Fairfax County Fire and 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.
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