Tuesday, April 21, 2009

air emission update

Update -- 35,000 pounds of heavy hydrocarbon within 5 minutes

"The episode resulted in estimated emissions of 35,000 pounds of heavy hydrocarbon vapors, 5,165 pounds of catalyst, and 1,1750 pounds of particulates as smoke."

LA DEQ EDMS 40817686


Murphy was checking the area near the plant for any offsite impact, but Zornes said he was unaware of any.

Fire official: orange smoke from Murphy Oil not dangerous


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