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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #121512
State Police #10-0601
Accident Date2010-02-13
Report Date 2010-02-18
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 Fuelno information givenflare gas recovery unitNONOYESBRQ
Gas Oilno information givenflare gas recovery unitNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

tie-in line being under construction in new Flare Gas Recovery Unit spilled hydrostatic test water and residual light cat feed from the blinded end of a pipe--initial estimate is 420gal total. Written report states that release was BRQ.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. Written report states that calculations determined the release was below reportable quantities. Majority of spill cleared with vacuum truck and absorbent pads. LDEQ conducted on-site visit and report on 2/13/10.