Title: Police: Gas release not reportable
Author: BY DAVID J. MITCHELL
Date: November 29, 2012
The atmospheric release of hydrogen sulfide gas last week from a Texas Brine Co. LLC vent well in Assumption Parish did not require immediate reporting to state hazardous materials authorities, Louisiana State Police said. [...]
More than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide must be released within 24 hours to require reporting in a nonemergency, regulations say. [...]
Like the parish, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality did not find out about the release until the 3 p.m. conference Nov. 20.
Officials said they are trying to calculate if the release could have reached more than 100 pounds to trigger formal reporting.
“We’re still looking to see if it could reach that level,” said Rodney Mallett, DEQ spokesman. [...]
Published: November 29th, 2012 at 11:30 am ET