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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #128541
State Police #NIG
Accident Date2011-01-08
Report Date 2011-01-11
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
Water or Wastewater3h 30mFrac Water TankNONONO18,735.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

A water supply line to a water storage tank was not completely closed and the valve was not broken or in need of repair.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

The refinery defines the water supply valve as not being fully secure and does not identify whether or not the act was preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

IPT will develop a written checklist detailing the shut down procedures for the water feed and treatment area. The shift supervisor reported that water samples were clear and had no free hydrocarbons. IPT reported recovering 18,735 gallons of potable water in total.