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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #79947
State Police #05-04091
Accident Date2005-06-18
Report Date 2005-06-22
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Crude Oil7h 30mPumpNONONO420.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The discharge was a result of failure of redundant safety systems: 1. a faulty level control did not turn on the appropriate pump; 2. failure of the high level alarm system

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Tank 27 dike area using a vacuum truck and transportating it to an onsite crude oil tank for reuse in the refining process. Visual estimate for amount spilled.