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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #122132
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State Police #10-01310
Accident Date2010-03-14
Report Date 2010-03-19
Follow-up Date 2010-05-13
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Gas OilNo information giventank T-150-21NONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Vacuum gas oil leaked from tank T-150-21. Tests showed some "soil protective of groundwater" was contaminated but refinery states that groundwater was not actually impacted due to high clay content of the soils.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Incident is under investigation.

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. Refinery letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded. Tank in question drained, adjacent dike containment area vacuumed.