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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #11-01624
Accident Date2011-03-22
Report Date 2011-03-28
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
Lubricating Oil10mLeaking flange; LCMC D-DockNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Leaking flange released a mixture of water and petroleum product in a misting spray during pipeline activation. Mist reached the water near D-Dock. OFFSITE IMPACT: Calcasieu River sheen.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Facility report states that the discharge was preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. The flange was inspected and repaired. The facility incident report is the only document available.