Shelter in Place over in Harbor View after sulfur discharge from BP

Published: Aug. 28, 2018 at 4:43 PM EDT
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A discharge of sulfur from the BP-Husky refinery of 4 parts per million created an order for residents of Harbor View to remain in their homes from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. according to Oregon Police Dispatch. The sulfur discharge could have caused irritation to the eye.

There were no injuries reported due to the sulfur discharge.

BP was contacted by 13abc Action News for an official statement, the following was provided by BP Media Relations:

"The BP Toledo refinery is returning to normal operations after an unplanned outage earlier this afternoon. The City of Oregon asked some residents in Harbor View to shelter in place. That recommendation has since been lifted. The company’s highest priorities are protecting the safety of the workers and protecting the surrounding community."