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Calumet Lubricants (312), Cotton Valley

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #87463
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State Police #06-1202
Accident Date2006-04-27
Report Date 2006-05-03
Follow-up Date 2006-05-22
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Petroleum DistillateTanker TrailerNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Spill occured due to the top hatchway of a tanker trailer owned by Temple Oil Co. not being secured properly.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

temple Oil Company is investigating the incident and training employees the importance of top hatchways being completely tightened down after loading operations.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Tanker was stopped in Hope, Arkansas where top hatchway was tightened to stop the spillage. Product was found at various points along the highway where tanker truck stopped at red lights and stop signs. Sand was placed on the roadway to prevent other vehicles from sliding. Temple Oil is now investigating the incident and training drivers of the importance of securing all hatchways.