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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #131892
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State Police #11-03612
Accident Date2011-06-18
Report Date 2011-06-18
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: 

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
GasolineNo Information GivenStorage tank leakNONOYES210.0

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Storage tank leaking low benzene gasoline from the floor of the tank.

Discharge Preventable - No

Refinery letter states release was not preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Area diked to contain the spill, vacuum truck used to remove the spilled gasoline from the ground. Low benzene gasoline transfered to another tank. Impacted soil removed and samples taken for analysis.