Colonial Pipeline continues to work diligently, keeping safety and environmental protection top priorities.
Specialists were able to quickly analyze the above ground valve that failed at Colonial’s Sugarlimb Trap Facility and review operational data to determine the release size, which we estimate to be approximately 591 barrels (24,822 gallons).
Should this number change to a smaller or greater estimated volume over the course of our investigation, we will provide an update to the Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservation (TDEC) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
No product has been detected in surface water receptors and we continue to visually inspect nearby Hubbard Branch and the Tennessee River daily.
None of the surface water samples collected and analyzed by an external third party have detected the presence of gasoline constituents. The laboratory analytical data results are being communicated to TDEC.
Colonial is in regular communication with state environmental regulators and continue to keep them apprised of our remediation and product recovery efforts. This includes daily communications regarding the status of the surface water.
We appreciate the patience of the community, and we assure you that our priorities — the safety of people and protection of the environment — remain the same as we move into ongoing monitoring and remediation.