Bio-Assay of Sinclair Refinery's Effluent and Its Effect on Aquatic Life in Corpus Christi Harbor - Pollution Abatement in Regions M-4 through M-9
Sinclair Refinery has several toxic pollutants entering Corpus Christi Harbor through a cove dredged for mudshell barges. These pollutants are phenols, sulfides, and oil; however, only traces of oil were located at station 4. There is another industrial waste emptying into the same area that contains chlorine, which could possibly reduce the phenol content since application of chlorine has been satisfactorily used in post-dephenolization. Also, the agitation received in flowing down a wooden flume could reduce the phenol and sulfide content.