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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #91099
State Police #06-06197
Accident Date2006-10-04
Report Date 2006-10-10
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
Oil0 h 15 mFract TankNONONO423.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

vacuum tower was rinsed with hydrotreated light crude Oil to thin out the crude residue and then rinsed with water and detergent to remove the Oil and crude. The Oil was floating at the top of the fract tank at the tim of overfill. A containment berm had been set up around the fract tank to contain unforeseen leaks. Some Oil still landed outside the berm

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

rac tank has bee removed other tank levels will be monitored during transfers for the remainder of the turnaround. An environmental bulletin will be developed and discussed during crew talks to increase awareness fo the remporary containment issues and extra precautions needed during trunaround activities in order to prevent spills.