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On March 9, 2000, a 28-inch gasoline pipeline owned and operated by Explorer Pipeline Company ruptured several miles northwest of Greenville, Texas and released an estimated 600,000 gallons of reformulated gasoline into a pasture. The spill drained into a tributary of East Caddo Creek approximately 28 creek miles upstream from Lake Tawakoni, a reservoir owned and operated by the Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA). The reformulated gasoline contained methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MtBE), which is difficult to remove from natural waters due to its chemical properties. Rainfall the next day flushed a significant amount of the spilled gasoline down the creek into Lake Tawakoni.
This report is a summary of SRA's involvement in the events surrounding the gasoline spill.
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The Summary Report was prepared by Freese and Nichols, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas.
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