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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #07-07297
Accident Date2007-12-02
Report Date 2007-12-07
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
Slurry Oil0 h 1 mBarge - Kirby 27720NONONO11.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Inspector failed to bring a rope to inspect samples. A rope broke while sample bottles were being hoisted to the deck of the dock from a barge. Bottles spilled into river.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Floating boom placed on river to recover material. Absorbent pads used to clean material on deck. CRLLC will modify inspector material requirements to include all materials needed to transport samples.