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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #114303
State Police #09-1214
Accident Date2009-04-18
Report Date 2009-04-24
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
Light Cycle Gas OilongoingD-dock pipelineNONOYES0.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Historical leak in D-Dock pipeline which resulted in oil sheen on the surrounding waters.

Discharge Preventable - No

According to CITGO, not preventable due to the "mechanical failure of the pipeline".

Notes/Remedial Actions

Booms deployed to the area in an effort to the river and along the shoreline. Failed pipeline was removed. Immediate pipeline area was excavated to remove the soils. Repairs are "ongoing".