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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #100419
State Police #07-06425
Accident Date2007-10-23
Report Date 2007-10-30
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
Nitrogen Oxide0 h 30 mTank 1024NOYESYESBRQ
Nitrogen Dioxide0 h 30 mTank 1024NOYESYESBRQ
Butadiene0 h 30 mTank 1024NONOYESBRQ
Ethylbenzene0 h 30 mTank 1024NONOYESBRQ
Slop Oil0 h 30 mTank 1024NONONO68,102.0 pounds
Benzene0 h 30 mTank 1024NONOYES115.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

due to heavy rain, personnel were filling Tank 1024 to manage excessive storm water for processing. The tank overflowed.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Isolated the tank. 3rd party environmental clean up firm called in to do clean up. Vacuum trucks deployed; foam applied to minimize volatilization of spilled material and absorbent materials used to contain the discharge to the vicinity of the tank.