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|State Police #||13-02407|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Diesel Fuel||NO||NO||YES||1.0 gallons|
Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity
ON Friday, May 31 2013, at approximately 1118 hours, Chalmette Refinery L.L.C (CRLLC) personnel observed a small visible sheen at the Number Four Dock due to a leak in the fuel supply line to the Once Through Cooling Water (OTCW) pump. Immediate notifications were made to the appropriate agencies and US Environmental deployed containment and absorbent boom to contain and collect sheen. An investigation determined that the source of the leak was from a hole in the suppy hose. The leak was immediately isolated at 1125 hours. No emergency conditions resulted from this release.
Visual inspections of the supply line hoses did not indicate that they were not in serviceable condition. CRLLC had no indication that a hole would have developed causing a loss of containment.
Immediate notifications were made to the appropriate agencies and US Environmental deployed containment and absorbent boom to contain and collect the sheen. Additional shields will be installed around the supply hose area for the supply pumps to provide an additional barrier preventing diesel from escaping the containment area.