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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #128247
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State Police #10-07204
Accident Date2010-12-18
Report Date 2010-12-21
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
Hydrocarbon5mNo Information GivenNONOYES 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

Transport truck loading at placid Refining Company truck rack caught on fire. Due to the large volume of water used, water,foam and residual hydrocarbons migrated off site into drainage conveyances to the East and to the South of the refinery. Cause is under investigation. FIRE.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Notes/Remedial Actions

Placid's automated fire suppression systems activated and extinguished the fire within five minutes. The drainage ditch was blocked using various mechanical methods including sorbent booms and a sand dike to prevent more migration. Still under investigation. Refinery letter only. No LDEQ report included.