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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #100421
State Police #07-06423
Accident Date2007-10-22
Report Date 2007-10-29
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
Light Cycle Oil0 h 2 mTank 1017NONOYES51,050.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

; the motorized operated valve between the Alkylation Sump and tank 1017 failed to close properly allowing liquid to continue filling the tank until it overflowed. The level gauge also failed.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

CRLLC issued work orders to replace the Tank 1017 gauge and valve. Also initiated an investigation to determine why the gauge failed. In the process of excavating contaminated soils around Tank 1017.