League City and the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management are monitoring air quality in and around the City after a ship collided with two barges in the Houston Ship Channel around 3:15 p.m. this afternoon, releasing thousands of barrels of gasoline product into the water.
It happened near the Bayport Ship Channel.
Authorities deployed a 1,600-foot boom around the barges to prevent the chemical from spreading and are working on a plan to clean up the reformate and get the Houston Ship Channel re-opened as quickly as possible.
The barges were loaded with the gasoline blend stock Reformate, which is leaking into the water after the incident Friday near Bayport, Texas, officials said.
One barge capsized Friday. The Coast Guard said air monitoring is being conducted.Читайте также: Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks
There are no injuries reported. "The first priority of the unified command is public safety".
The Coast Guard hasn't revealed the cause of the collision.
The liquid leaked into the bay is highly-flammable, toxic to marine life and could be deadly to anyone who ingests it.
The National Weather Service Houston (NWS) tweeted out an infographic showing what areas of Houston should expect the highest odor from the spill.
The Houston Shipping Channel was temporarily closed for several days in March following an earlier petrochemical spill from the Intercontinental Terminals Co. storage facility in Deer Park that sent fuel, water, and fire-suppressant foam pouring into the waterway. Hundreds of people reported respiratory and other ailments at clinics set up to provide medical aid after the fire.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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