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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #103125
State Police #08-00901
Accident Date2008-02-17
Report Date 2008-02-22
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
Diesel Fuel1 h 20 mTank 6308NONOYES1,633,391.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

transfer was not shut down as scheduled so tank 6308 overflowed during diesel transfer from Tank 408

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Released liquids were recovered via vacuum truck for reprocessing. Onsite impacted soil is being excavated and containerized for disposal. Additional mitigation steps will be implemented during tank-to-tank transfers at the refinery. Specific actions are currently being developed as part of the investigation.