Centreville Incident Update
Posted at 6:20 p.m.
Colonial Pipeline is working with the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the pipeline accident that occurred on Monday, September 21, in Centreville. Colonial is also continuing to collaborate with local, state and federal agencies, which includes the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Fairfax Water and the Virginia Department of Transportation, in connection to the response in Centreville.
- Colonial is continuing to excavate and inspect the area to ensure public safety.
- Air quality safety and waste removal plans have been approved and implemented by the Unified Command.
- Air quality continues to read at safe levels at the excavation site.
- Contaminated soil is being removed and transported via truck to a facility in Richmond for disposal.
- Fairfax Water is at the scene and is closely monitoring the situation. There is no direct threat to the quality of drinking water at this time.
- Incident responders will continue taking proper precautions to protect water quality.
- There have been no injuries or known illnesses due to the incident.
- Two dead fish were discovered in one of the ponds where gasoline was recovered. That is the only known impact to wildlife.
- Fairfax County is working closely with Colonial Pipeline to ensure the safety of everyone in the affected area, including first responders, as well as working with area businesses affected by the leak so that they can reopen as soon as possible.
For more information, 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.