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Venting of Butane Tanks at Illegal Drug Lab, Myrtle Creek, OR

3017 Boomer Hill Rd, Myrtle Creek, OR 97457 | 2023-Aug-09

Initial Notification: On 9-AUG-2023, ODEQ contacted the NW SSC for support to run an ALOHA model for release of 4 – 300 lb. butane tanks at an illegal drug lab. The storage tanks are rigged with improper valves that can not be transported due to ODOT regulations. Northwest Fire Fighters are on the scene to vent the tanks to the atmosphere.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Butane
Total amount at risk of spill: 3000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 43° 1.35′ North
Longitude (approximate): 123° 22.61′ West