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Hurricane Katrina Murphy Oil; LA

LA | 2005-Sep-05

Initial Notification: Murphy Oil (Greater New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish LA) -- One storage tank with a 250,000 bbl capacity leaked an estimated 19,500 bbls of medium sour crude oil. Oil released from this tank breached secondary containment and was observed in residential neighborhoods adjacent to the facility.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 3,570,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 56.95′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 55.84′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable