Oil storage and distribution company Magellan Midstream Partners reported recovering about 84,000 gallons (320,000 liters) of gasoline in the days after the Aug. 31 spill
Rescue boats fill Tidwell Rd. as they help flood victims evacuate as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip), photo: AP/David j. Phillip
14 of September 2017 12:39:37
Less than 20 percent of a 461,000-gallon (1.7-million-liter) gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest evaporated or soaked into the ground, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday.Only a minor amount of the spill appeared to have escaped the Magellan Midstream Partners storage tank farm in Galena Park, Coast Guard Lt. Commander Jarod Toczko. It's the largest spill reported to date from the storm that made landfall in Texas last month.The Oklahoma-based company reported recovering about 2,000 barrels, or 84,000 gallons (320,000 liters), of gasoline in the days after the Aug. 31 spill, Toczko said. It's unknown how much of the fuel evaporated and how much seeped into the ground."We know how much spilled, but it's difficult to say the exact amount evaporated," he said.