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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #91826
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State Police #06-06790
Accident Date2006-11-02
Report Date 2006-11-09
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
Naphtha1 h 0 mNumber 2 Prefrac Bottoms Stream Line to TK61NONOYES719.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

number 2 prefrac bottoms stream line to TK61 was leaking due to a hole in the pipe. Maphtha migrated across sOil and accumulated in an onsite concrete drain pipe.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Line was isolated and released material was contained within refinery property and recovered for proper handling. Excavated sOils were containerized and stored on site. Put in place a piping inspecion program to routinely assess and inspect pipes in order to reduce the likelihood of an incident occurring due to the same root cause.