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|State Police #||08-04810|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Sulfuric Acid||0 h 5 m||Hose at the Water Treatment Plant||NO||NO||NO||188.0 gallons|
Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity
a pump suction hose ruptured.
Although acid entered a stormwater drainpipe and flowed into an open ditch and culvert to the south, Motiva states that there was no offsite impact. Motiva's Process Engineering Dept conducted an evaluation of the hose and recommended a more compatible hose type (Stallion Acid-Chemical resistant Teflon-lined hose). New hose installed 8/7/08. In addition, Motiva's Pressure Integrity Inspection group will conduct a weekly visual inspection of the hose. Release exceeded the 1,000 pound reportable quantity for sulfuric acid