Gulf Oil Spill Redux: Gelatinized Beef Fat in the Houston Ship Canal Gulf Oil Spill Redux: Gelatinized Beef Fat in the Houston Ship Canal
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Gulf Oil Spill Redux: Gelatinized Beef Fat in the Houston Ship Canal

by Nicola Twilley

January 9, 2011

Early Tuesday evening, approximately 250,000 gallons of beef fat spilled out of a shore-based storage tank owned by Jacob Stern & Sons, an agri-products company specializing in the resale of "value-added oleochemicals." Fifteen thousand gallons of the fat then found its way into the Houston Ship Channel through a storm drain.

Photos courtesy the U.S. Coast Guard; story via a tweet from @bittman.

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Gulf Oil Spill Redux: Gelatinized Beef Fat in the Houston Ship Canal