Wastewater Spill Reported At Gulf Power’s Plant Crist

November 8, 2019

Thousands of gallons of wastewater spilled Thursday at Gulf Power’s Plant Crist.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection said a release of industrial wastewater occurred as a result of malfunction of an air relief valve on the ECUA return water line the power plant.

In response to the incident, Gulf Power isolated the valve and shut-off flow through the line. It is estimated that up to approximately 9,000 gallons was released to the surrounding ground surface over approximately 90 minutes, with a small amount captured by the industrial wastewater system. There was no direct discharge to surface water or wetlands.

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8 Responses to “Wastewater Spill Reported At Gulf Power’s Plant Crist”

  1. William Reynolds on November 8th, 2019 11:38 pm

    “May want to get the facts correct. Reuse water not waste. And the equipment was not an ecua issue.”

    The facts are correct, according to the FDEP notice.

  2. Tom on November 8th, 2019 10:46 pm

    What would happened if this was some small time with no monies that was doing the same?

  3. Joe on November 8th, 2019 8:42 pm

    May want to get the facts correct. Reuse water not waste. And the equipment was not an ecua issue.

  4. Dave on November 8th, 2019 3:37 pm

    It gives the Oysters flavor!

  5. David on November 8th, 2019 12:16 pm

    The oyster farmer in the bay …..sad

  6. Kenneth on November 8th, 2019 8:00 am

    So, like, what contaminants were in the waste water?

  7. allison on November 8th, 2019 7:22 am

    What exactly is in industrial wastewater?

  8. Huh on November 8th, 2019 7:15 am

    Not like anyone cares, gulf power makes too much money, and that’s what it’s all about these days

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