Petroleum and Hazardous Material Releases from Industrial Facilities Associated with Hurricane Katrina

  title={Petroleum and Hazardous Material Releases from Industrial Facilities Associated with Hurricane Katrina},
  author={Nicholas Santella and Laura Steinberg and H. Sengul},
  journal={Risk Analysis},
Hurricane Katrina struck an area dense with industry, causing numerous releases of petroleum and hazardous materials. This study integrates information from a number of sources to describe the frequency, causes, and effects of these releases in order to inform analysis of risk from future hurricanes. Over 200 onshore releases of hazardous chemicals, petroleum, or natural gas were reported. Storm surge was responsible for the majority of petroleum releases and failure of storage tanks was the… 
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