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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #07-03483
Accident Date2007-06-26
Report Date 2007-07-06
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No Information Provided

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
FCC Slurry OilNo Information Given#2 FCC Slurry CoolerNONONO15.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

the cause of the release was a leak in the #2 FCC Slurry Cooler during startup of the #2 FCC following a 30-day maintenance outage.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

There is no information as to whether this event was preventable or not. Remedial Measures - The refinery and O'Briens Group deployed absorbent and hard booms to minimize the impact to the river. According to Murphy, there was no adverse impact to wildlife in the area. Within approximately 24 hours, Outfall 001 and the cooling water return pond were free of material. Representatives from USCG and LDEQ observed clean-up efforts on June 26 and 27. The FCC slurry leaked into the Mississippi R via Outfall 001 (Once Through Cooling Water discharge). The leak was discovered by visual inspection of the cooling water return pond