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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #117485
State Police #092722
Accident Date2009-08-23
Report Date 2009-08-27
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
Isomerate4 hours 30 minutestank farmNONONO210.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

T-31 was overflowing due to level indicator not working. Day shift operators discovered the overflowing product and switched the incoming product to a different tank (T195) and isolated T-31.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Tank gauge not working.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Blocked in tank cleaned up product. Utilized vac trucks to remove product from water surface.