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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #151828
tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2013-10-23
Report Date 2013-10-29
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
Crude Oil1d 15h 14mAbandoned P66 pipelineNONONO149.5 gallons

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

On October 10, a leak was discovered on an abandoned P66 pipeline, which was actually abandoned in the 1970s. It was determined that the leak was caused by external corrosion.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Leak was identified on abandoned 20" Phillips 66 pipeline that ran in the same ROW area at 04:30 on 10/25/2013. Clamp was installed on that pipe to stop leak at 10:00 the same day. All contaminated soil has been excavated and stored in a covered roll-off box. Samples were taken and analyzed for TPH 1005 & 1006, BTEX, GRO, and DRO. A vacuum truck was used to pump out the abandoned pipeline in order to expose the other capped end of the abandoned pipeline, and then secured both ends. The excavations will be backfilled with clean imported fill. Impacted soils will be properly disposed. To prevent recurrence, the pipeline was completely purged and capped.