CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A pair of accidents were reported at Valero’s Bill Greehey East Refinery in Corpus Christi last Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle. No one was injured in either event.
In the first incident, a recovery well transfer line was found to be leaking material into nearby soil at approximately 9:40 a.m. on June 3. The leak was stopped and the unidentified material was collected with a vacuum truck later that day. The contaminated soil was slated to be destroyed at a waste facility.
The second accident was reported at 12:30 p.m. A movable floating roof collapsed into the liquid contained inside a storage tank, causing 10 pounds of benzene and 100 pounds of dangerous organic compounds to leak into the surrounding air. The hazardous material was transferred to another storage tank. It appears that, as of press time, no injuries had been reported.
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