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Marathon Ashland Petroleum (3165), Garyville

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #151454
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State Police #S13-33786
Accident Date2013-10-08
Report Date 2013-10-14
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
Coke2h 50mBarge Loading of Coke (EQT#030, EIQ#8-00)NONONO406.4 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

During the loading of the barge, the coke pile became too large and overflowed the lip of the barge in to the Mississippi River.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Boom was deployed to prevent the coke from floating downriver. Attempts to recover the petroleum coke were made using a vacuum truck and skimmers. An incident investigation was initiated on 10/08/13 and is currently in progress. There is no reportable quantities for petroleum coke, but the spill violated state environmental regulatory code LAC 33:111.1305.