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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #91502
State Police #06-3274
Accident Date2006-10-19
Report Date 2006-10-25
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
StormwaterNo Information GivenOutfall 001NONONO5,000.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

Heavy rains during the week of 10/19 caused Motiva to bypass final pressure and sand filters of the Process Wastewater Treatment Unit (WWTU) to alleviate flooding of facility. Inactive MTBE/TAME Process Unit was overwhelmed with stormwater and flooded. Sampling of water showed no permit limits were exceeded. Dates on this incident are confusing; the two letters detail different flooding problems from the same storm, and one letter is dated 2005 but looks like it should be 2006. LDEQ report states "letter states SPOC notified of bypass 10/19/05, bypassing occurred 9/24/05. These dates are wrong" and that they contacted someone for a corrected letter.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

no information given