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Exxon Chemicals Division; Linden, New Jersey

Linden, New Jersey | 1985-Oct-21

Initial Notification: At 1420 on October 21, 1985, a cloud of noxious fumes drifted from the Exxon Chemicals Division facility over industrial and urban communities in northern New Jersey. The Exxon Corporation attributed the situation to a compressor failure and a release of hydrogen sulfide fumes in a manufacturing process of lubricating oil additives. The failure resulted in a 10-minute release of the fumes through Exxon's flare. USCG district 3.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Hydrogen sulfide fumes
Latitude (approximate): 40° 37.59′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 14.31′ West