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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #102423
State Police #08-00349
Accident Date2008-01-18
Report Date 2008-01-25
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
Wash Water11 h 0 mBaker Frac TankNONONO1,500.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

operator failed to turn off a waste water return pump resulting in an overflow of the Baker Tank

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

CRLLC revised the procedure and trained personnel that both pumps must be shut down when cleaning is not occurring. CRLLC is also requiring that 30 minute rounds be performed to check the levels in the Baker Frac Tanks. Area lighting was also improved to allow better monitoring of tank levels. Released liquids were recovered with a vacuum truck.