SPILL FAILS TO DISRUPT PORT OF PHILADELPHIA

SPILL FAILS TO DISRUPT PORT OF PHILADELPHIA

About 12,000 gallons of cumene, a common chemical used in nail polish remover, spilled into the Delaware River here Saturday, but port operations were unaffected.

The spill occurred as the Norwegian tanker Jo Rogn was transferring its load to a holding tank at the Unitank Co. facility in the port. A valve had been accidently left open, allowing 12,843 gallons of the chemical to escape. Cleanup of the spill was completed Sunday.According to John LaRue, president of the Philadelphia Port Corp., the cleanup operation did not interfere with regular shipping traffic at the port.