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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #78024
State Police #05-02193
Accident Date2005-04-05
Report Date 2005-04-11
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Process Water9 h 13 mBrine Pit Sump at Sorrento Storage FacilityNONONO N/A

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Brine Pit Sump leaked rose above normal levels due to maintenance being performed in the brine disposal well.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Testing of spilled material reflected very low chloride level. Material released and contained in immediate area, collected and returned to brine pit. Repairs of the sump planned for 4/18/05. Future work on the injection well pump will be coordinatored to ensure that the brine pit does not exceed acceptable leve