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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #120035
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State Police #094021
Accident Date2009-12-10
Report Date 2009-12-15
Follow-up Date 2009-12-17
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Smoke1 hour 35 minutesTank FarmNONONOBRQ
Asphalt1hour 35 minutesTank FarmNONONO1,000.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Tank 92 fire inside the tank. Black smoke was visible. 5 to 8 feet of hard pin asphalt was being heated in order to transfer from damaged tank. Fire occurred because heater tubes were exposed from asphalt due to low product level in tank.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Tank heater tubes were exposed due to low product level in tank 92. Which caused the asphalt film on the tubes to ignite.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Extinguished fire.