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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #147433
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State Police #13-01206
Accident Date2013-03-20
Report Date 2013-03-20
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
Crude Oil4h 15mTank FarmNONONO84.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Operator opened the dome lid while belly valve was open on rail car, causing the spill of about 2 barrels (84 US gallons) of Utah Yellow Crude Oil onto the ground. The duration of the spill lasted for approximately 4.25 hours between 3:00AM and 7:15AM.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

The release was preventable because the operator opened dome lid, allowing crude oil to flow onto the ground. The belly valve was closed to prevent further loss.

Notes/Remedial Actions

The belly valve was closed to prevent any further loss.