June 4, 2009
The Virginian-Pilot reported more than 2 million gallons of liquid fertilizer spilled as a result of a Virginia defective product in November 2008.
The liquid fertilizer was stored in a fertilizer tank at full capacity along Elizabeth River when the Virginia defective product collapsed and caused the spill.
Safety experts discovered defective welding was the cause for the collapse of the Virginia defective product.
Further inspections were made after the accident occurred with the Virginia defective product. Three other liquid fertilizer tanks were found with defective welding as well as numerous violations of state codes.