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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #08-00596
Accident Date2008-02-01
Report Date 2008-02-08
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
Crude Oil0 h 2 m16 inch upriver loading armNONONO6.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

a vacuum breaker line failed causing release of crude from barge into Mississippi

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Wharf personnel immediately ceased unloading of the cargo and closed all valves on the transfer line. Absorbent booms deployed.