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Group tallies Isaac's environment impact

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago August 06, 2013 Aug 6, 2013 Tuesday, August 06 2013 August 06, 2013 1:47 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- At least 341,000 gallons of oil, chemicals and untreated waste-water were released by oil, coal, gas and petrochemical facilities along the Louisiana coast after Hurricane Isaac struck in August 2012, according to a report released Tuesday.

An environmental consortium examined National Response Center and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality data for its analysis.

The Gulf Monitoring Consortium report said facilities also released about 192 tons of gasses and other materials, and that Isaac also washed ashore remnant oil from the 2010 BP oil spill.

The group is urging government regulatory agencies and emergency responders to monitor the facilities closely and require more reporting during and after storms.

Isaac came ashore the night of Aug. 28-29.

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