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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #127108
State Police #10-3751
Accident Date2010-10-15
Report Date 2010-10-22
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
Crude Oil20htank 300NONONO4,200.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Crude oil released "due to an apparent fault in the tank floor."

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Transferred oil from leaking tank to another tank, some crude oil recovered via vacuum truck, impacted soil excavated and is "staged at the refinery awaiting waste characterization sample results" and will be hauled off site for disposal. "No off-site impact resulting from this incident."