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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #99113
State Police #07-05180
Accident Date2007-09-01
Report Date 2007-09-07
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
Benzene24 h 0 mTank D-0036NONOYES28.0 pounds
Xylene24 h 0 mTank D-0036NONONO124.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

cause of leak in Tank is corrosion between new floor and existing walls of the tank.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Spill became visible after heavy rain. CRLLC is in the process of emptying, cleaning, and preparing the tank for inspection. CRLLC added an additional corrosion prevention lining to the floor of the Tank prior to putting it back in service. CRLLC has also verified that all other tanks in the same service have lined floors.