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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #124058
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State Police #10-03151
Accident Date2010-06-09
Report Date 2010-06-10
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
Sulfuric AcidNo Information GivenFresh Sulfuric Acid PipelineNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Refinery letter states that a leak developed in the fresh sulfuric acid pipeline.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. Refinery letter states that less than 1 barrel of sulfuric acid was released. A temporary repair was used to stop the leak. Firewater was used to rinse acid off of the pad, and the acidic wash water was neutralized in a concrete sump.