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|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Benzene||61 days and 5 Hours||Tank 250-2||NO||NO||YES||1,801.0 pounds|
|n-Hexane||61 days and 5 Hours||Tank 250-2||NO||NO||NO||10,448.0 pounds|
|Cyclohexane||61 days and 5 Hours||Tank 250-2||NO||NO||YES||3,603.0 pounds|
|Ethylbenzene||61 days and 5 Hours||Tank 250-2||NO||NO||YES||1,441.0 pounds|
|Toluene||61 days and 5 Hours||Tank 250-2||NO||NO||NO||4,683.0 pounds|
|Xylene||61 days and 5 Hours||Tank 250-2||NO||NO||NO||7,205.0 pounds|
|Oil||61 d 5 h||Tank 250-2||NO||NO||NO||1,049,706.0 gallons|
Accident Classified As:
STORM: The water pushed the tank from its foundation. Refinery report states that 17,962 barrels of oil were recovered from the spilled tank, with approximately 7,031 barrels lost to atmosphere via evaporation.
The flooding from Hurricane Katrina was an extraordinary and unpredictable event.
RQ. Refinery letter states that all "visibly impacted" soil was removed for off-site disposal. "Murphy Oil continues to clean all neighboring properties, as determined by EPA-monitored sampling activities."