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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #112400
State Police #s09-0312
Accident Date2009-01-29
Report Date 2009-01-30
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
#6 Oil2hr45mseal leak from pump 5658NONONO84.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

There was a seal leak on pump P-5658. This leak caused approximately 2 barrels of #6 oil to be released and enter a storm water ditch. Ground water was affected by the leak of oil from this pump.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

no information given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The spill was contained by forming a dike and boom in the storm water ditch, and then using a vacuum truck to clean up the oil. As reported, the oil did not leave the facility property. There are conflicting statements as to what was released. The incident report states 2 barrels released from #6 oil, while another report states 2 barrels released from #6 oil residue.