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Spill of a Mixture Containing Oil and Polymer Products into Drainage Ditch Leading to Patrick Bayou, Deer Park, TX

Deer Park, TX, USA | 2022-Nov-04

Initial Notification: Situation: On October 31, 2022, the Lubrizol facility in Deer Park, TX, released an unknown amount of a mixture containing oil and polymer products into a drainage ditch leading to Patrick Bayou (NRC# 1351346). A response contractor was hired, and boom was placed, and cleanup operations began. On November 4, Sector Houston-Galveston contacted NOAA SSC and requested cleanup recommendations for Patrick Bayou, and insight into potential toxicity and analytical methods for the polymer, polyisobutylene.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:butadiene
Total amount at risk of spill: unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 43.53′ North
Longitude (approximate): 95° 6.87′ West