Operational Update 2019-04-10 07:30 a.m.

Operational Update

As of 4/10/2019 Overflight at 07:30 a.m.

Tank Farm Status

  • 11 tanks secure
  • A heel remains in the naphtha tank. Plans are being made for removal of the remaining heel.
  • Tanks 80-13, 80-14 and 80-15 are being degassed, which removes vapors from the tank so cleaning can occur
  • Tank 80-2 cleaning is complete
  • Cleaning in progress for tanks 80-3 and 80-5
  • Product removal is in progress for two of the base oil tanks, 80-1 and 80-4
  • The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office (HCFMO) is still onsite continuing their investigation

Water Response

  • Eastern-leading edge: near Peggy Lake
  • Western-leading edge: Sam Houston Parkway
  • 167,400 feet (close to 32 miles) boom deployed
  • 125,346 barrels (more than 5.2 million gallons) oily water recovered from water
  • 171,528 barrels (more than 7 million gallons) oily water recovered from tank farm
  • 111 skimmers
  • 50 vacuum trucks

Wildlife

(confirmed deceased)

  • 5 red-eared slider turtles
  • 6 opossum
  • 15 birds
  • 21 fish