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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #08-00450
Accident Date2008-01-24
Report Date 2008-01-31
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
Oily Effluent0 h 10 mWWTP ClearwellNONONO1.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

WWTP in upset condition causes release of effluent through Outfal 110

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

CRLLC immediately shut down discharge pumps and diverted the WWTP Clearwell effluent back to the API. The sheen dissipated immediately. CRLLC is performing additional visual and chemical analysis of the feed to the API. Once a shift CRLLC is collecting and analyzing samples and has reduced the drain rate of the feed to the WWTP.