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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #12-07648
Accident Date2012-12-02
Report Date 2012-12-04
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 OilNo Information Givenflange on bargeNONONO2.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Spill of crude oil from a barge at the refinery's Mississippi river dock.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The responsible party for the spill was the transportation firm, where the spill originated from a flange on their barge. Valero deployed a boat and booms to mitigate as much of the spill as possible.