Hazmat crews investigate fuel spill at Goose Pond Colony Marina

Hazmat crews investigate fuel spill at Goose Pond Colony Marina
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 1:45 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAFF) - An oil spill at the Goose Pond Colony Marina in Scottsboro led to hazmat crews being called to follow up and make sure the water is as clean and as safe as it can be.

The spill happened around 3 p.m. on Monday.

The general manager of the Goose Pond Colony Resort, Lyle Sosebee said that he and his staffers received reports of the smell of fuel. After checking it out, members of the marina’s fuel spill program determined there was indeed fuel in the water. Mitigation and cleanup efforts began immediately.

Hazmat crews are working to clean an oil spill in Scottsboro.
Hazmat crews are working to clean an oil spill in Scottsboro.(waff)

The hazmat team determined the marina workers did an efficient cleanup job.

“It was a very small spill and we were able to contain it really quick and we’ve had no signs of anything along those lines at the moment,” Sosebee said.

Sosebee said that the fuel spill came from a boat that was getting fuel, and transferring fuel from one tank to another. When this happened, Sosebee thinks the boaters inadvertently spilled some into the water.

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management released a statement on the matter.

“ADEM received a National Response Center notification and a call from State EMA last night about an unknown sheen near Goose Pond Colony Marina in Scottsboro. ADEM has been on the scene since last night to oversee the emergency response. ADEM, the Marina, and their consultants are investigating the potential sources of the sheen. The consultants have placed booms and pads to contain the sheen.”