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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #138554
State Police #12-01994
Accident Date2012-04-03
Report Date 2012-04-16
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
Oil (Sheen)No Information GivenBarge on Atchafalaya River at Mile Marker 41NONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Other - See text

A barge being used as a floating dock sank at Mile Marker 41 on the Atchafalaya River creating an oil sheen. Pontoon barge from the Alon Refining dock. crude oil, diesel, and other petroleum products in the pipe leading up from the barge.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Products were evacuated out of the lines before the barge sunk. Absorbent boom was deployed and the area was cleaned up. Oil Mop was on standby but was not needed. The US Coast Guard responded to the incident. There is no incident report from the refinery in the file. Missing refinery letters.