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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #148896
State Police #13-02335
Accident Date2013-05-28
Report Date 2013-06-03
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
Diesel Fuel5mCommon line between T-340 and T-342NONOYES84.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Refinery personnel discovered a leak in piping connected to Tank-340 in the Area D Tank Farm which contained finished diesel. Internal corrosion led to a hole in the piping.

Discharge Preventable - No

There were no indications that this section of line was compromised when it was inspected last.

Notes/Remedial Actions

After the discovery, the leak was depressured, isolated, and clamped. Remediation was done immediately. Diesel was recovered and contaminate soil was removed. The leaking section of pipe was blinded and then removed.