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|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Oil||187h 45m||Tanks TK-8552 & TK -8553||NO||NO||NO||210.0 gallons|
Accident Classified As:
Heavy rainfall from Hurricane Rita caused external floating roof of a tank to allow oil to overflow and be released from a tank drain valve into an earthen dike. Caused by an unexpected failure of a level control valve.
All information was taken from the 09/26/2005 DEQ Verbal Report. There was a preliminary written follow-up report on 09/29/2005 of a release of oil to land with no additional information. Data gathering, incident investigation & clean-up still ongoing with a final report to be issued after that is complete.