DINASA COMMUNICATES ON THE SPILL OF ETHYL MERCAPTAN
(Haiti Libre) -
In a press release, the company "Distributeurs Nationaux S.A." (DINASA) gave an explanation on the spill of Ethyl Mercaptan Saturday at the Thor oil terminal [in Carrefour, south of the capital].
Press release of the DINASA
"On Saturday, May 5, 2012, at approximately 10:30 AM, following an accidental spill of a quantity of Ethyl Mercaptan, at the Thor terminal, a strong, unpleasant odor spread around the terminal, from the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) facilities, causing the beginning of a panic in the area.
Technicians on site at the terminal responded quickly and mastered the situation, ... without danger. Indeed, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas "LPG", Propane, Butane or Natural Gas is colorless and odorless. The Ethyl Mercaptan is a fragrant liquid which when added to LPG can immediately detect any leakage of product in storage facilities or equipment using LPG, in order to prevent accidents.
DINASA wishes to inform and reassure the residents surrounding the terminal, that at no time, they had been exposed to any physical or health risk, following the limited spill of Ethyl Mercaptan.
DINASA apologizes to the people of Thor for all inconveniences related to this incident.
Les Distributeurs Nationaux S.A. (DINASA)"