Report: Energy firms should step up reports on storm-related releases

08/13/2013 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Petrochemical, oil, gas and coal facilities in the New Orleans area released 341,000 or more gallons of untreated wastewater as well as chemicals and oil, plus 192 tons of other materials including gases, after Hurricane Isaac in 2012, according to a report by the Gulf Monitoring Consortium. The report recommends that regulatory agencies step up reporting requirements around storms and calls on facilities to more accurately estimate the amount of any releases.

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