Enviroment Pollution – North-America – USA

EDIS Number: ED-20120412-34859-USA
Date / time: 12/04/2012 02:55:30 [UTC]
Event: Enviroment Pollution
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Texas
Location: Port Arthur [Valero Port Arthur Refinery]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Heavy


Total Petrochemicals reported a check valve failure that led to a spill at its 232,000-barrels-per-day Port Arthur refinery in Texas, according to a filing with state pollution regulators. The filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality identified three tanks as the sources of the spill. However, the filing did not specify the product released.

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