OH Refinery Release Forces Shelter in Place

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 11:08 AM gHale

A discharge of sulfur from the BP-Husky refinery in Toledo, OH, of 4 parts per million created an order for residents of Harbor View to remain in their homes Tuesday for almost an hour, police officials said.

The sulfur discharge could have caused irritation to the eye, said Oregon Police said. There were no injuries reported due to the sulfur discharge.

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Because of strong winds, the release quickly dissipated.

BP released a statement on the incident:

“The BP Toledo refinery is returning to normal operations after an unplanned outage earlier this afternoon. The City of Oregon asked some residents in Harbor View to shelter in place. That recommendation has since been lifted. The company‚Äôs highest priorities are protecting the safety of the workers and protecting the surrounding community.”

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