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Exxon reported spill in Beaumont, Texas after tank fails

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 29, 2020
Exxon Mobil said a storage tank's floating roof gave way Friday in its Beaumont, Texas, refinery, causing thousands of pounds of chemicals to spill out.
Exxon Beaumont, Texas
Oil spill   Exxon Beaumont, Texas
"A roof on a floating roof failed," the 362,000 barrel a day refinery said in a filing Friday night to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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"The material is being pumped into another tank. Vacuum trucks have been deployed to recover spilled material."

Exxon said it expected to finish cleaning up on Sunday. The spill included some 8,000 pounds of benzene, more than 2,000 pounds of ethylbenzene and other chemicals.

This is at least the third storage tank roof problem Exxon has reported at its Texas refineries in the past year.


 

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