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Release of Liquid Ammonium Polyphosphate (Fertilizer) into Point Comfort Bay, TX

Lavaca Bay, TX | 2022-Apr-19

Initial Notification: On April 19, 2022, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC regarding a release of approximately 16,800 gallons of liquid ammonium polyphosphate (fertilizer) into Point Comfort Bay. The SSC provided information on potential responder hazards, recovery options, and chemical fate and effects. The SSC coordinated with both NWS Corpus Christi, who provided SPOT forecasts for responders, and NWS Houston-Galveston, who share forecast responsibilities for the response area.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Ammonium Polyphosphate (liquid fertilizer)
Total amount at risk of spill: 16,800 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 40.95′ North
Longitude (approximate): 96° 32.85′ West