Report: Isaac damaged 2 tanks, chemicals leaked

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Posted: Sep 14, 2012 10:13 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 10:13 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: new orleans, chemical, storage, facility, hurricane, isaac, storm, leak, DEQ, environment

NEW ORLEANS - A chemical storage facility southeast of New Orleans that flooded during Hurricane Isaac reported to state officials that no more than about 38,700 gallons of chemicals leaked from two tanks damaged by storm surge and that an underdetermined amount of chemicals flowed off the facility's grounds.

The Associated Press obtained the report by Stolthaven New Orleans LLC to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality through a public records request on Friday.

In the report filed Tuesday, the company says it notified state police on Sept. 4 about the release of no more than 36,161 gallons of a paraffin-based oil product called Ultra-S4 and 2,546 gallons of a product called Vivatec from its Braithwaite terminal.

No injuries have been reported. Cleanup at the facility continued Friday.

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