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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #114877
State Police #091456
Accident Date2009-05-09
Report Date 2009-05-15
Follow-up Date 2009-05-19
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Primary Sludge1 hourTank 325-1NONONO10.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On may 9, 2009 at 8:30pm a refinery operator discovered a leak in the piping outlet of tank 325-1 which serves as the primary equalization tank. 10 gallons of Petroleum refinery primary oil/water/solids separation sludge was spilled.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Incident is under investigation.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Refinery personnel contained the spill and the line was repaired.