On March 28 at 10:30 a.m., the 2nd 80’s Fire Response Unified Command continued cleanup operations, booming and product removal after the fire in Deer Park.
Nearly 100,000 feet of boom were deployed, covering water in the Battleship Texas area, the oyster beds located in Burnett Bay, Carpenters Bayou, Crystal Bay Marsh, Old River, Patrick Bayou, Santa Anna Bayou, the western shore of the mouth of the San Jacinto River, Tucker Bayou, and the Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC (ITC) docks.
Seven of the 15 tanks were secured. Responders are currently removing product from tanks 80-2 and 80-3. Once those tanks are secured, product removal from tanks 80-5 and 80-6 will begin.
As of 6 a.m. on March 28, 28,528 barrels (1.2 million gallons) of oily water mix has been removed from the waterways. From the tank farm, 35,724 barrels (approximately 1.5 million gallons) of product mixed with water and firefighting foam has been removed.
Response personnel are still foaming the containment area as needed to maintain a sufficient foam level in the tank farm.
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