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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #124145
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State Police #10-2019
Accident Date2010-06-14
Report Date 2010-06-16
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
Diesel Fuel7hUnderground pipe near Tank 1004NONOYES1,402.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

"Approximately 4.7 barrels of diesel leaked from an above grade pipe, near facility Tank 1004, that had been buried. The leak was the result of external corrosion in the pipe.

Discharge Preventable - No

Refinery letter claims leak was caused by external corrosion and that it was not discoverable as the section of the line was buried.

Notes/Remedial Actions

RQ. A vacuum truck was used to recover gallons of diesel, and approximately cubic yards of contaminated earth were removed. The contaminated earth was disposed of at landfill. Repairs to the pipe were completed on 6/17/10 when a new section of pipe was re-routed.