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Above-ground Storage Tank Releases Used Cooking Oil at Norfolk Oil Transit, Norfolk, VA

VM9M+4H Norfolk, VA, USA | 2022-Jul-19

Initial Notification: On July 19, 2022, the USCG Sector Virginia notified the NOAA SSC that an above-ground storage tank released approximately 6,000k of used cooking oil onto the ground via a crack at the bottom of the tank. An estimated 5 gallons made its way into the Elizabeth River via a storm drain. An estimated 560k gallons remain in the tank. Sector Virginia stated that the secondary containment failed.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Used cooking oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 28,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 36° 52.07′ North
Longitude (approximate): 76° 18.96′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable