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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #93604
State Police #07-00435
Accident Date2007-01-31
Report Date 2007-02-06
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
Hydrocarbonclean up is ongoingTank 34NONOYES21,885.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

a valve was left open while the tank was being filled

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Steps are being taken to raise operator awareness. Initial verbal report indicates spill was 4-5 barrels of hydrocarbon. Report submitted to DEQ with CITGO letter states that release was 21,885 lb