125 Apollo St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

East Williamsburg

"air emissions" "water discharge" SPDES "greenpoint oil spill" "petroleum storage"

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This property was purchased by the Amoco Oil Company in 1968 from ExxonMobil. Amoco constructed and began operating a fuel bulk storage facility in 1970 that still operates today.  Amoco Oil Company was renamed BP-Amoco in 2000 and in 2008 became known as BP.[1] 
imageView from the Greenpoint Ave. Bridge
The BP terminal property is 9.98 acres and has 11 aboveground and 1 underground storage tanks, with 2 loading racks. The storage capacity of the terminal is 5,902,512 gallons and has been used to store diesel fuel, #2 fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, and ethanol.[2] 

Greenpoint Oil Spill Remediation[3] 
Their are oil recovery operations located on site that are working to remediate the Greenpoint Oil Spill.  The current BP Terminal product recovery system includes 8 dual phase recovery wells located throughout the Terminal property. Of these 8 wells, six are active, and two are contingency wells. Groundwater is pumped to the former ExxonMobil Terminal On-site treatment system for treatment and disposal. In addition to storing the product removed by the BP recovery wells, BP also collects the entire amount of product recovered by ExxonMobil’s On-site and Off-site recovery wells on a weekly basis and stores the product in a large aboveground storage tank. All recovered product is barged off the BP Terminal site for disposal approximately twice per year. In 2009, a total of approximately 47,200 gallons of product was recovered from beneath the BP Terminal property.

Water Pollution
This facility has a SPDES permit from the State to discharge pollutants into Newtown Creek.

2002 National Emissions Inventory (pounds)

Total Emissions

43,220.20

Volatile Organic Compounds

38,403.83

Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether

3,701.09

2,2,4-Trimethylpentane

405.96

Toluene

283.32

Hexane

202.42

Benzene

70.67

m-Xylene

53.38

p-Xylene

42.60

o-Xylene

29.49

Ethyl Benzene

17.82

Naphthalene

5.86

Cumene

3.39

Biphenyl

0.37

  1. NYSDEC website.  "NYS DEC Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project | Remediation Site Descriptions".  <http://www.nysdecgreenpoint.com/SiteDescriptions.aspx>.  Accessed on 9/21/10.
  2. NYSDEC website.  "NYS DEC Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project | Remediation Site Descriptions".  <http://www.nysdecgreenpoint.com/SiteDescriptions.aspx>.  Accessed on 9/21/10.
  3. NYSDEC website.  "NYS DEC Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project | Remediation Site Descriptions".  <http://www.nysdecgreenpoint.com/SiteDescriptions.aspx>.  Accessed on 9/21/10.

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