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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #109415
State Police #08-06097
Accident Date2008-09-20
Report Date 2008-09-26
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
Gasoline4hFloor of Tank 55-7NONOYES168.0 gallons
Benzene4hFloor of Tank 55-7NONOYES10.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)4hFloor of Tank 55-7NONOYES16.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No Information Given - Leak

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

This was a self report from Murphy to LDEQ regarding a gasoline leak to the ground from the floor of Tank 55-7. The leak was discovered at 0815 hours on 9/20/2008. Approximately 2 barrels were recovered by vacuum truck. The leak was contained inside thediked secondary containment. Steps were taken immediately to lower the roof legs in the floating roof of the tank and to transfer product from the tank so that it could be emptied. Water was pumped into the tank to displace the gasoline on the bottomgns of visual contamination has been removed for proper disposal. There was no impact to waterways.