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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #82579
State Police #05-06715
Accident Date2005-09-25
Report Date 2005-10-28
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Crude Oil14h 5mC-DockNONONO1,699.0 pounds
HydrocarbonBulkhead at B-DockNONOYES0.1 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Weather

Sheen observed (hydrocarbon release) from B-Dock; potentially released when area was inundated of the area during Hurricane Rita. Release of crude oil from C-Dock; during Hurricane Rita a nipple located on a crude oil loading arm was broken off.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Area was boomed off and crude oil material recovered. Offsite impact. Miller Environmental responded for the clean up. Crude oil approximately one foot thick. Tank either ovrflowed or line valve breach. Had small natural gas leak from inlet piping blowing.