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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #79889
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State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2005-06-16
Report Date 2005-06-20
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
Sanitary SewageSanitary sewer line serving the Central Refining Control RoomNONONO 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Sanitary sewer line serving the Central Refining Control Room became plugged, resulting in overflow of sewer clean-out hub. This sewage flowed into nearby stormwater drain. The sanitary sewage was routed to the refinery effluent treatment system and subsequently discharged through LPDES Outfall per permit.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Maintenance personnel were immediately notified. The line was unplugged and flow returned to normal. Motiva notes that although a portion of the treatment system was bypassed, the material did receive treatment prior to discharge.