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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #127859
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State Police #10-06809
Accident Date2010-11-25
Report Date 2011-02-10
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
HydrocarbonNo Information GivenLabratory SumpNONOYES10.0 gallons
OilNo Information GivenLabratory SumpNONONO 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

LDEQ report states that hydrocarbon mixture (oil/water/hydrocarbon) discharged into ditch along Colonial Pipeline, south of Jacob drive. Release occurred due to a crack in a sump discharge pipe fitting causing the suction problems with the two pumps that drain the sump. This resulted in sump fluids leaking from the sump vent pipe and possibly the cracked fitting.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

LDEQ report states that refinery flushed storm drain, removed contaminated water in ditch and sent to facility's waste water treatment plant, removed contaminated soil and sent to River Birch for disposal. Installed alarm system on lab sump and and extended sump vent pipe 8 feet in air to prevent reoccurrance.