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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #82431
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2005-09-25
Report Date 2006-01-04
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Oil187h 45mTanks TK-8552 & TK -8553NONONO210.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

Heavy rainfall from Hurricane Rita caused external floating roof of a tank to allow oil to overflow and be released from a tank drain valve into an earthen dike. Caused by an unexpected failure of a level control valve.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

All information was taken from the 09/26/2005 DEQ Verbal Report. There was a preliminary written follow-up report on 09/29/2005 of a release of oil to land with no additional information. Data gathering, incident investigation & clean-up still ongoing with a final report to be issued after that is complete.