Home Search Emissions Pollutants About the Database

Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #132451
State Police #11-04053
Accident Date2011-07-08
Report Date 2011-08-19
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)No Information GivenTank 313 crude oil storage tankNONOYESBRQ
BenzeneNo Information GivenTank 313 crude oil storage tankNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The internal floating roof in Tank 313 sank in the tank and stopped controlling emissions from the tank.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Crude oil from tank 313 was removed and is being cleaned, inspected, and repaired. No LDEQ report included. BRQ: Tank 313 had all its contents removed and was cleaned so that repairs can be made, after which the tank will be put back into crude oil storage service.