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Sulfuric Acid Drum, Corpus Christi Inner Harbor; Corpus Christi, TX

| 2024-Jan-25

Initial Notification: On January 25, 2024, at approximately 1530 local, a 55-gallon drum containing an acid solution (concentration unknown) was dropped into the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor during vessel transfer operations at Cargo Dock 15. Drum was reported intact at the time it entered the water (NRC#1389950. Sector Corpus Christi contacted NOAA SSC to request evaluation of potential environmental impacts. SSC provided verbal evaluation to Sector Corpus Christi and is working with the Chem Team to refine the evaluation. The barrel was later recovered and confirmed to be phosphoric acid

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Acid Solution (concentration unknown)
Total amount at risk of spill: 55 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 27° 48.72′ North
Longitude (approximate): 97° 24.60′ West