NEWS RELEASE Indiana Conservation Officers Angela Goldman District Six Headquarters Public Information Officer PO Box 266 Telephone: 812-320-9839 Nashville, IN 47448 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 812-988-9761 Dispatch 812-837-9536 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5-19-07 Fairland- At 3:30 PM last night, Indiana Conservation Officers and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) were called to contain and recover an unknown amount of diesel fuel that had leaked from the Pilot Gas Station on Michigan road at the Fairland Exit of I74. IDEM had responded to a release at the same station on May 8. A valve had broken and released an 7500 gallons of fuel into a containment basin. The valve was shut off and containment efforts were put in place. The environmetal contractor hired by Pilot to clean up the diesel used booms and dams to contain and collect the spill. The Pilot station monitored the storm water lift station for any signs of the petroleum. They advised IDEM earlier this week that there was no sign of the diesel in the storm water lift station. On Friday May 18th IDEM official Dave Daugherty inspected the lift station and found diesel. He also observed a diesel in the Hankins Ditch that runs near the Pilot Station. This ditch eventually leads to Brandywine Creek. Some of diesel has been recovered and efforts continue today to keep the impact along the ditch and streams to a minimum. According to Conservation Officer Ted Stine there are several dead and dying minnows this morning in the five miles of ditch that are affected. IDEM Media Contact: Amy Hartsock TX 317-2334 NEWS RELEASE Indiana Conservation Officers Angela Goldman District Six Headquarters Public Information Officer PO Box 266 Telephone: 812-320-9839 Nashville, IN 47448 Email: email@example.com 812-988-9761 Dispatch 812-837-9536 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05-21-07 Bloomington- Earlier this month on May 1, 2007 Conservation Officers investigated several vehicles that were stuck and abandoned in a farm field off of Friendship Road, near the intersection of Gross Road. This field and the area surrounding it are part of Monroe Reservoir Property. After a short investigation, Conservation Officers Jason Lee and Jeff Atwood determined that Brandon Hall, 27, of Bloomington was mudding his truck in the field when he became stuck. Rather than calling a wrecker, Mr. Hall called his friend Kiel Sheppard 22, also of Bloomington to pull him out. After Mr. Sheppard pulled the bumper off of his truck, he became stuck as well. A third friend was called and both men left their trucks in the field. They also left several beer cans and other debris lying in the field. Mr. Hall was cited for Criminal Mischief, Littering, and Driving while Suspended. Mr. Sheppard was cited for Driving while Suspended, Littering, and Operating a Vehicle in an Unauthorized area. Later the same day, Officer Atwood and Lee had the same crime replayed. Gregory Beyers, 48 of Bloomington got his vehicle stuck in the same field. He called William Mathews, 40 of Solsberry, to pull him out. Both vehicles became stuck in the mud. Officers cited both drivers with Operating in an Unauthorized Area and Mr. Mathews with Driving while Suspended. Monroe Reservoir Property Manager Jim Roach, “Although that part of Reservoir Property is pretty remote, drivers still need to keep their vehicles on the roadway. When trucks go mudding and tear up the field, it makes it difficult to plant crops in the spring. It also causes erosion along the creek banks.” Conservation Officers say it is very common to catch people mudding in that field as well as many other State Properties. Anyone who is caught operating a vehicle off of the road on State Reservoir, Park, Fish and Wildlife Area, or Forestry property can be cited for the Class C Infraction of Operating a Vehicle in an Unauthorized Area and their vehicle is subject to being towed.