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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #118307
State Police #093118
Accident Date2009-09-30
Report Date 2009-10-02
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
Diesel Fuel1 h 30 mSump pumpNONOYESBRQ
Kerosene1 h 30 mSump pumpNONOYESBRQ
#6 Oil1 h 30 mSump pumpNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

A delay in the automatic start-up of sump pump 839 on Placid's south dock allowed oily material to back up into secondary containment. A previously unknown crack in the secondary containment curb allowed material to seep out and cause a sheen.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Automatic switches were replaced, and the pump was reset. Also the crack was repaired.