Oil spill cleanup nearly complete in central Wis.
Pipeline spilled last month
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — Crews are close to completing cleanup after an oil pipeline spill in Adams County last month.
More than 50,000 gallons of oil was spilled in Grand Marsh, and more than 17,000 tons of contaminated soil was removed. The Enbridge Energy Partners pipeline has since reopened.
Leaders at Veolia Environmental Services tell WAOW-TV the soil is being hauled to their location in Wisconsin Rapids. There, it will be treated and eventually end up in their landfill.
An Enbridge spokeswoman said the company hopes the majority of the cleanup will be done by Saturday.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hydrogeologist Tom Hvizdak said the cleanup is going “as well as can be expected:”
The DNR said about 45,000 tons of soil will be removed once cleanup is complete.