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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #128760
State Police #11-00376
Accident Date2011-01-21
Report Date 2011-03-28
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
Motor OilNo Information Given#2 Bundle Heat Exchanger Lube Oil CoolerNONONO 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

LDEQ states that an oil sheen observed near Dock #4 by the US Coast Guard was caused by a leak in the lube oil cooler for a compressor on the Fluid Catalytic Cracker. The cooling water leaving Outfall 013 is non-contact and thus should not have oil in it.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

The water will be blinded off. Boom was deployed in the area. Referred to Enforcement on 4/11/11. LDEQ report only. No refinery letter.