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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #126798
State Police #10-05711
Accident Date2010-09-30
Report Date 2010-10-07
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
Sulfuric Acid3 h 15 mDock #2NONONO4,040.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Dock #2 - Leak from 3 small holes in 6 inch fresh 98% sulfuric acid line. Sulfuric Acid went into the Mississippi River. RELEASE INTO RIVER: OFF-SITE.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Still under investigation. Acid was cleaned up and leaking portion of pipe was wrapped with chemical resistant diamond wrap.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Still under investigation. Refinery report states they will submit follow-up report. Refinery letter only. No LDEQ report included.