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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #97861
State Police #07-03953
Accident Date2007-07-16
Report Date 2007-07-23
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Crude OilNo information given.No information given.NONONONo information given

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

No information given.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Refinery personnel used absorbent boom to contain the oil. Vacuum trucks were immediately deployed to recover the oil from the pond and/or wastewater treatment unit. They also had mobilized oil spill response personnel to assist in recovering and containing the oil. Approximately 10 bbls, or 420 gallons, of oil have been recovered from the wastewater pond via vacuum truck. This oil is a mixture of crude oil and refined petroleum products. / During rounds in the wastewater treatment ponds vicinity, as discovered that pond #1 had a visible layer of oily material floating on the surface. The operator was unable to determine the exact source but immediately notified supervision and reported the incident. The oil was inadvertently carried over from