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Burnett said it appeared a blower on the unit that processes crude oil stopped working, causing the catalyst material to escape as a yellowish, grayish material until the unit could be shut down.
The unit is is involved in processing gasoline from crude oil, she said.
“It was very short,” Burnett said. “It lasted less than a few minutes.”
She said federal agencies that regulate the plant will be notified to allow them to investigate further, if they wish, she said.
I don’t know how to break it to people, but toxic clouds are spewing out of that place all the time, by design.