Sloss Sulphuric Release

Birmingham, AL - Region IV

Site Contact:

Glenn Adams
OSC

adams.glenn@epa.gov

3500 35TH AVE. NORTH
Birmingham, AL 35207
response.epa.gov/Sloss

Latitude: 33.5663300
Longitude: -86.7985800

On 26 OCT 04 a 50,000 gallon sulphuric acid tank leaked its entire contents to a diked area which in turn released an estimated 5,000 gallons down gradient. The facility responded by constructing soil berms to retard flow and pumping the acid to nearby rail cars. No liquid acid is believed to have left site. A tertiary lagoon should intercept off site flow. The local Fire Department conducted initial air monitoring. ADEM SOSC Parker provided oversight of all response activities. Also, the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) was on site providing over sight.

EPA OSC Adams and START mobilized to the Site to enhance air monitoring effort and provide oversight of response activity.


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