Man hospitalized after massive mercury spill near Beltway 8 in west Houston, 64,000 GALLONS!

HOUSTON — Crews are working to clean up a mercury spill Sunday afternoon in west Houston.

According to officials, a “small amount” of the chemical spilled near the intersection of Beltway 8 and Westview Drive.

No shelter-in-place was issued, but people are advised to avoid the area while crews worked to clean the spill. Officials said there is no immediate threat to the public outside of the contained area.

www.khou.com/article/news/local/64000-gallons-of-mercury-spill-in-west-houston/285-7984e321-e935-48b5-91b5-eb1b07972fee

www.click2houston.com/news/local/2019/12/15/man-hospitalized-after-massive-mercury-spill-near-beltway-8-in-west-houston-officials-say/

64,000 gallons of mercury spill in west Houston, HFD says
The spill was reported near the intersection of Beltway 8 and Westview Drive.

www.12newsnow.com/article/news/local/64000-gallons-of-mercury-spill-in-west-houston/285-7984e321-e935-48b5-91b5-eb1b07972fee

Might be at Greenstar/Waste Management.

Can’t see how anyone else would be in possession of that much and the feds not aware.

MN recovers 64 lbs mercury offered on Craigslist
A citizen’s tip helped officials recover 64 pounds of mercury that a man was trying to sell on Craigslist.

www.kare11.com/article/news/local/mn-recovers-64-lbs-mercury-offered-on-craigslist/89-359096986

Large-scale mercury cleanup underway at west Houston shopping center
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Updated 8 minutes ago
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One woman was hospitalized and dozens of first responders swarmed a Walmart and neighboring gas station following reports of a large-scale mercury cleanup in west Houston.

The Walmart and neighboring businesses at the corner of Westview Drive and Sam Houston Tollway were closed to the public as workers in protective suits set up what appeared to be decontamination tents at a large-scale hazardous material cleanup. At least two men were seen wearing only green plastic sheeting inside an area that were restricted.

Houston police said the material involved is mercury, a shiny silver chemical element that’s extremely poisonous. The mercury had spread to three areas in and around the shopping center, police said.

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