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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #113756
State Police #09-0925
Accident Date2009-03-27
Report Date 2009-04-03
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
Oil and Process Waste Water1hTank T-118NONONO399.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Design

A spill of oily solids was discovered at tank T-118. The tank manway was removed as planned to facilitate solids removal from T-118 which had been removed from service for several weeks adn was undergoing cleaning.Accumulated solid material in the tank shifted and released oily solids to the ground and outside of the work containment area.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Will implement any recommendations made during the investigation.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Refinery personnel utilized absorbent boom to contain the material within the gravel area and mobilized spill response personnel to assist in containing the material.