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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #79720
State Police #05-03831
Accident Date2005-06-09
Report Date 2005-06-15
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
Oil2h 16mF-7 blow down drumNONONO218.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Design

A-Topper Desalted Crude 301JP1B pump tripped causing F10 Desalter relief valve to open to the F7 blow down drum resulting in spill of crude from oily water sewer box located east of blow down drum

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

The design of the sewer box could not contain the volume of material released.