Davis & Whitlock is investigating the circumstances surrounding, and representing clients impacted by, the August 14, 2020 discovery of a leak in the Colonial Pipeline in Huntersville, North Carolina, near the intersection of Huntersville-Concord Road and Asbury Chapel Road. As of September 13, 2020, Colonial has estimated to federal regulators that at least 272,500 gallons, or approximately 6500 barrels, of gasoline has been released as a result of the leak. However, Colonial has not yet been able to recover all of this gasoline released into the environment. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) is requiring Colonial to, among other measures, sample residential drinking water wells within 1500 feet of the release to ensure that no gasoline constituents have reached drinking water supplies. Colonial is also, under the direction of NCDEQ, monitoring surface waters, soils, and groundwater in the area around the pipeline release, and, as of September 15, 2020, has reported exceedances of North Carolina groundwater quality standards for, among other gasoline constituents, benzene. The location in the pipeline where the leak was detected was the subject of a previous “repair” in 2004. For more information, please contact us at (828) 622-0044.