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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #121281
State Police #10-0462
Accident Date2010-02-04
Report Date 2010-08-10
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
Gasolineno information givenstorage tankNONOYES798.0 gallons
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)no information givenstorage tankNONOYES633.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

floating storage tank roof tilted during heavy rains, released gasoline to roof and roof drain, traveled down drain to soil. Release picked up by air monitor at Chalmette HS. DEQ report only in this file--references a "seven-day notification" but it's not included.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

RQ. gasoline foamed to reduce volatilization, recovered from soil with vacuum truck, contaminated soil excavated, bioremediation agent applied to soil.