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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #05-02470
Accident Date2005-04-15
Report Date 2005-04-20
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Oil0 h 17 mSlop Oil sump (W-427)NONONO20.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Power switch to high-level alaram and pump for W-247 were in "off" position while draining material from wharf's loading arm to sump, causing sump to overflow.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

This is the follow up to the verbal notification on 04/14/05. Operator immediately restored power to W-427 pump, beginning drainage of sump into the slop oil header. Operations then activated the Site Oil Spill Team and OSRO Contractor ES&H to contain the material that was released into the Mississippi River. Oil booms and absorbant pads were used to recover the released Oily material; no remedial actions specified