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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #130687
State Police #11-02204
Accident Date2011-04-17
Report Date 2011-04-25
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
NaphthaNo Information GivenNo Information GivenNONOYES 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

State police report states that an there was an equipment failure of an unknown cause. However, in an effort to isolate the leak that was discovered, a fire started. The leak was composed of naphtha and was burned into the air. FIRE.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The leak was isolated. Liquid was contained in a concrete curbed area. The liquid would drain to the sewer system to be processed and discharged. Placid Refining Fire Fighters were called to put out the fire. LDEQ report only. No Refinery Letter.