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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #149703
tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2013-07-15
Report Date 2013-07-19
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
Benzene15mTank 80-8NONOYES1.4 pounds
Crude Oil15mTank 80-8NONONO345.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

Due to a power outage causing the emergency shutdown, light ends from Complex 1 were being diverted to Crude tank 80-8, causing oil to release out of the vent onto the floating roof through the roof drain and out onto the tank farm.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Diverted roof drain to sump and deployed absorbent boom.