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WWLTV.com , WWLTV 1:54 PM. CDT August 16, 2017

“NEW ORLEANS – A backup storage tank at the Sewerage and Water Board’s Claiborne facility is leaking diesel fuel into the 17th Street Canal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Wednesday afternoon.

The fuel was first spotted in the canal, near Pump Station 6 late Tuesday night.

Three hazardous waste trucks were seen sucking up some type of liquid from the Sewerage and Water Board Power Plant around noon Wednesday. An Eyewitness News crew also said that the Office of Homeland Security was on the scene.

An Eyewitness News crew working on a story about what appeared to be fuel in the 17th Street Canal near Pumping Station 6, decided to follow the sheen and it led them to the Sewerage and Water Board Power Plant where they saw the trucks appearing to suck up a liquid through a red pipe and into the OMI trucks.

OMI is a company that is used to clean up hazardous waste.”

© 2017 WWL-TV


As per United States Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-16, “Effective July 1st, 2017, Facility and Vessel response plan holders who may handle, store, or transport Group V oils shall only list Nonfloating Oil classified OSROs or provide all required information within their response plan in accordance with regulations and/or Group V Response Plan Development and Evaluation Criteria.”

The July 1st deadline for Plan Holders to list Nonfloating Oils OSROs is fast approaching. OMI Environmental Solutions (OMIES) has received the interim Nonfloating Oils classification from the USCG and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss how we can assist in ensuring that Plan Holders meet the new compliance standards.

For more information, please see: https://www.uscg.mil/msib/docs/013_16_11-28-16.pdf

Or please Contact OMI Environmental Solutions at: 504-394-6110 Email: wesleyrogers@omies.com


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