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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #141721
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #12-13571
Accident Date2012-08-01
Report Date 2012-08-08
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Gas Oil1hunderground line near sour water stripper areaNONONO42.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Other - See text

An abandoned gas oil line that runs from Tank 33 to the old FCC unit was leaking from an underground line near the sour water stripper area and discharged approximately 10 gallons to the ground surface prior to identifying the leak.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

A vacuum truck was deployed to pick up the material discharging from the pipe to minimize the environmental impact until the line could be isolated. The leaking valve was immediately isolated when it was determined to be the source of the leak and the line was depressured and emptied. The line will be flushed and decommissioned.