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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #118112
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State Police #093016
Accident Date2009-09-21
Report Date 2009-09-23
Follow-up Date 2009-11-18
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Gasoline48 hourstank farmNONOYES420.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

While attempting to gauge 68 tank, an operator noticed a strong hydrocarbon smell. He began to look for a leak and found one on the south side of 68 tank. He notified the shift supervisor. He responded and found another area of seepage on the east side of 68 tank. Gasoline flowed into plant sewer system. soil removal not required. Cause is unknown. Tank will be internally inspected to determine cause.

Discharge Preventable -

Unknown. Preventable cause cannot be determined until tank is inspected to see what caused the failure.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Began to transfer product into another tank. Connected water to water draw to allow gasoline to float on the water and eliminate the hazards of releasing gasoline. Taking the tank out of service and establishing an action to repair, gasoline floated on water, no soil removal was required.