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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #94478
State Police #07-01144
Accident Date2007-03-09
Report Date 2007-03-09
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
Methyl Ethyl Ketone15 mMEK UnitNONOYES4.0 pounds
Toluene15 mMEK UnitNONONO3.0 pounds
Parrafin Wax15 mMEK UnitNONONO100.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Root cause analysis performed, corrective actions designed. Metal to metal sparking ignited a fire: They were removing a wax filter from the MEK unit. The filter medi caught fire when they removed it. A spark associated with removal of the bolts that holds the unit together may have caused the filter to ignite. Workers extinguished the fir