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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #120104
State Police #09-06752
Accident Date2009-12-14
Report Date 2009-12-21
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)2h 48mGasoline Tank 200-1NONOYES31,274.0 pounds
Benzene2h 48mGasoline Tank 200-1NONOYES616.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

After heavy rainfall, personnel found gasoline accumulated on the external floating roof of Gasoline Tank 200-1. Root cause is under investigation.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Notes/Remedial Actions

RQ exceeded. Tanks was isolated and a fire fighting foam was applied to prevent ignition. The discharge was removed from the tank.