Haz Mat mitigate a gasoline leak at Port Everglades

March 11, 2008

 Hazardous Materials Technicians from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue mitigate a gasoline leak at the BP Products fuel depot at Port Everglades in the evening of Friday, March 7th

Hazardous Materials Technicians from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue mitigate a gasoline leak at the BP Products fuel depot at Port Everglades in the evening of Friday, March 7th. Over a dozen workers were evacuated when a 3/4-inch fuel pipe was broken off a 12-inch main by a crane working at the tank farm’s distribution point. A cargo ship was off-loading fuel when the pipe broke. The continuous leak was contained in the dike area around the tanks. The Port Everglades entrance on State Rd. 84 was shut down to traffic while fire crews handled the situation. Around 8:30 p.m. the State Rd. 84 entrance to the Port was re-opened to traffic. Two fuel company workers exposed to the gasoline when the pipe broke had to be decontaminated, but denied any injuries.

Photo Credit: Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue 

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