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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #138205
State Police #No information given
Accident Date2012-03-23
Report Date 2012-03-28
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
Wastewater33h 20mStorm Water Impoundment BasinNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Weather

A heavy rain event caused the system to become overburdened and water was bypassed to prevent flooding to the refinery.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

There were no remedial actions taken. The release was part of normal operating procedures when no capacity remains in the RWTS and a bypass is the only alternative to prevent flooding of the facility.