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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #149294
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State Police #13-02707
Accident Date2013-06-18
Report Date 2013-06-19
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
Crude Paraffinic1hWaste Water TreatmentNONONO210.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Weather

On June 18, 2013 at approximately 3:30 PM there was a release from Calumet's waste water treatment unit. The release of crude oil in the refinery was from sewer overflows following a heavy rain event.

Discharge Preventable - No

Heavy rainfall caused flooding.

Notes/Remedial Actions

immediate corrective action was to begin containment of spilled material. Remedial action was utilizing a vacuum truck to remove spilled oil. Although the facility did not offer any information in their 7 day letter regarding the Reportable Quantities that were exceeded by this event, the RQ for crude oil (which is 42 gallons or 1 barrel) was exceeded since there was 5 barrels of crude released during this event.