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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #146301
State Police #NIG
Accident Date2013-01-29
Report Date 2013-01-31
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
Lube OilNIGdome lid of truckNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

A lube oil spill occurred after a truck driver left the dome lid of his truck open while transporting the product from Calumet Princeton. The driver discovered the dome lid was open prior to leaving the facility and that any oil spilled was negligible.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

United Petroleum Transport self reported about 35-40 gallons of Casol 5550 (lube oil) discharged from dome lid for about 5 miles when discovered by driver. Spill was BRQ. Company report indicated that truck did not leave facility prior to discovery of dome lid. The second report from the facility basically rescinds the first report. The reportable quantity for lube oil is 1 barrel or 42 gallons, but the representative of Calumet Lubricants later assured the LDEQ that the spill was BRQ.