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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #110467
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State Police #08-07058
Accident Date2008-10-30
Report Date 2008-10-30
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
Sulfur Dioxide2 H 3 MTank FarmNOYESNO50.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide2 H 3 MTank FarmNONONO50.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

: Sour water tank caught on fire while vac trucks were removing residual oil from an open manway. The truck engine ignited vapors which caused an explosion and fire. Calumet policy on truck entry into the dike wall was not followed.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Fire extinguished. Dark smoke from the refinery for two hours.