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|State Police #||09-02346|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Oil||18 m||Process gas oil line||NO||NO||NO||4,188.0 pounds|
|Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons||18 m||Process gas oil line||NO||NO||YES||12.0 pounds|
Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity
Process gas oil spill occurred when a line was being steamed out. Steam was lined up to the process gas oil line when a gauge glass failed.
This incident was not preventable as it was the result of the unexpected failure of a sight glass.
The gage glass failure provided an opening of about 3/4" through which 4188 lbs oil was released to soil.This stream contains approximately 0.28% polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon. The reportable quantities were exceeded for oil to soil and for polynuclear aromatic hydroarbon. The failed gauge glass was isolated to stop the leak. An investigation is being conducted to determine the failure mechanism of the sight glass and appropriate follow up actions to prevent recurrence.