Lab Report: Hopkins Leak Caused by Corrosion Due to Lack of Maintenance

Lab Report: Hopkins Leak Caused by Corrosion Due to Lack of Maintenance

Through an information request, Tallahassee Reports has learned that an outside metalurgical laboratory concluded in August 2012 that the leak in the 7.5 million gallon fuel tank located at the Hopkins Generating Station was caused by a “corrosion attack” and “microbiologically-influenced corrosion.” Also, the lab report and other writings by experts indicate the corrosion could […]

FDEP Violations Indicate Hopkins Fuel Leak Could Have Been Avoided

FDEP Violations Indicate Hopkins Fuel Leak Could Have Been Avoided

Marshall Mott-Smith, who worked with the Florida Department of Environmental (FDEP) regulation for 27 years, believes the fuel leak at the Hopkins Generating Station could have been avoided. When he left FDEP in 2008, Mr. Mott-Smith was the Administrator of the Storage Tank Regulation Section. He worked with nearly 50 DEP District Tanks Program staff […]