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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #871121
Accident Date2008-05-16
Report Date 2008-06-06
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
GasolineNo Information GivenLeaking valveNONOYES1.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

leaking valve on the loading hose. See Above # 871034.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

This was a report by Murphy Oil to the LDEQ regarding two spills of gasoline into the Mississippi River from the refinery's dock on back to back days - see #871121 below. Murphy Oil immediately shut down the transfer line and blocked in the hose. The following day an additional 1 gallon of gasoline was released to the Miss. River as a result of a leaking valve on the loading hose. The hose is used for loading both ethanol and gasoline. Murphy Oil judged it safer not to remediate the gasoline spand allow it to dissipate. There were no reportable quantities exceedances for gasoline or benzene. The off-site impact was below reportable quantities for oil (RQ = 1 barrel) and benzene (RQ = 1- pounds. Murphy Oil is working with the hose manufactu