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|State Police #||S13-33786|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Coke||2h 50m||Barge Loading of Coke (EQT#030, EIQ#8-00)||NO||NO||NO||406.4 pounds|
Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)
During the loading of the barge, the coke pile became too large and overflowed the lip of the barge in to the Mississippi River.
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.