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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #93268
State Police #07-00191
Accident Date2007-01-14
Report Date 2007-01-19
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
Naphthenic Crude20 h 57 mTank 88 3(IX)50-88NONOYES11,592.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Leak from tank 88

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Citgo is studying cause of tank leak. Repairs to tank will be made before the tank is back in service. NOTE: VERY LARGE Oil SPILL, See incident 07-0217 for a related incident with same tank - is the sheen on the Indian marais a result of this spil