Hazardous material spill off Loop 463 reported Sunday

A frac tank spilled red diesel around Old Goliad Road and Bob White Road

VICTORIA County- Victoria County confirms a hazardous material spill off Loop 463. About 15,000 gallons of red diesel from a frac tank entered the waterway into Dry Creek around the 2700 block of Old Goliad Road and Bob White Road. Reports indicate a frack tank spilled red diesel. People in the area are aware.

“Preliminary findings are there will be significant effects on wildlife and drinking water on both sides of Loop 463 in this area,” said Victoria City/County Emergency Management Coordinator Rick McBrayer.

Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller said, “Details are still being determined; however, it appears to be a significant environmental and public safety hazard. Local, state, and federal agencies are onside at this time.”

Leaders will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. near the site of the spill.

A press release said on Sunday afternoon a concerned citizen alerted the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office about diesel in Dry Creek. The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the TCEQ opened an investigation into the issue. Once they gained access to private property along Dry Creek it was revealed the spill was much larger that originally thought. Atlas Oil, the company associated with the spill, is actively working on mitigation efforts with its private contractors.

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