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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #148460
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #13-01884
Accident Date2013-05-01
Report Date 2013-05-02
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 Oil20mTank FarmNONONO420.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

On May 1, 2013, 700 viscosity lube oil from a rail car on the east side of the refinery was spilled due to the overfilling of a tanker car during loading operations. Release impacted an area of 150 ft long and 40 ft wide. The release migrated to Calumet process drains which are treated at the waste water plant. The release stayed on-site and did not leave the facility or enter a waterbody.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Operator not monitoring loading operations.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Immediate corrective action was to isolate loading line to stop flow of oil into the tanker car. Specific remedial action was to clean up free oil and start soil remediation. Hill Services was on-site and contracted to perform the clean-up. Free standing liquid (oil) and affected gravel was removed via vacuum truck. From May 1, 2013 to May 14, 2013, the free liquids in the affected area was removed via vacuum truck twice. Final attempt for clean-up was to remove the affected gravel via bobcat equipment and replaced the area with new gravel. All waste generated from clean-up was stored on-site at the non-hazardous holding area that will be disposed at Woolworth Landfill.