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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #76259
State Police #05-00323
Accident Date2005-01-15
Report Date 2005-01-21
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
Phenol35mTank 52NONONO1,814.0 pounds
Ortho-Cresol35mTank 52NONONO401.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Tank 52 level gage malfunctioned

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Being monitored by hand gauging until tank gage is repaired