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Hobby Airport JP-8 Discharge

7714 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061, USA | 2019-Feb-03

Initial Notification: On February 3, 2019, Sector Houston-Galveston IMD responded as first Federal on-scene to a reported discharge (NRC#1236649) of 64,000 gallons of jet fuel (JP-8) into the containment area of a fuel storage area at Hobby Airport. Houston Fire Department also responded. Incident occurred within EPA response zone, but a reported 10-30 gallons was discharged into a storm drain system which leads to Sims Bayou, a feeder stream to the Houston Ship Channel. Storm drain outfalls were boomed, and storm drains were flushed by the OSRO. On-scene teams noted sheen on water, no fish kills or other injured wildlife were observed. Sector Houston-Galveston IMD issued a Notice of Federal Interest (NOFI) regarding the product in the water. NOAA SSC was contacted, and provided phone support regarding environmental sensitivities for Sims Bayou. Sector Houston-Galveston is working with the OSRO to determine final amount of product discharged to the waterway.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:JP-8
Total amount at risk of spill: 64,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 39.30′ North
Longitude (approximate): 95° 16.60′ West