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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #13-02025
Accident Date2013-05-10
Report Date 2013-05-16
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 OilNorth Dock Sump PumpsNONONO15.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Weather

During an extreme rainfall event, Placid's North Dock Sump was overwhelmed with water and overflowed into the Mississippi River, spilling an estimated 10-15 gallons of Crude Oil. The North Dock Sump Pump was unable to keep up with the heavy amount of rainfall.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

To prevent reoccurrence, the North Dock Sump Pumps will be upgraded to new pumps that will have increased flow and discharge pressure. New pumps have been bid out and will be ordered on May 20, 2013. Design of the installation of these new pumps has been started and installation will begin upon delivery.