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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #152746
State Police #13-05407
Accident Date2013-12-05
Report Date 2013-12-11
Follow-up Date 2014-01-16
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
#6 Oil1d 1h 30mline leak near Tank F-492NONONO44.9 gallons

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

ON December 5, 2013, operations personnel in Logistics discovered a line leaking #6 Oil in the containment area near tank F-492. Immediately after discovery, remediation and maintenance efforts began.

Discharge Preventable - No

Report states that release was not preventable, as it was an unexpected leak due to corrosion under insulation.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Liquids were recovered using a vacuum truck. Contaminated soils were excavated and properly disposed. Material that evaporated during the release and recovery operation was released to the atmosphere and dispersed naturally. Operations worked to identify the exact leak source on this insulated line. Insulators were dispatched to remove insulation which identified a hole in the top side of the pipe which was caused by corrosion, and the line was isolated. All impacted soils were excavated and properly disposed. Motiva has no current knowledge of pollution migration as material was remediated and recovered in the containment area.