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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #150385
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tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2013-08-14
Report Date 2013-08-19
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
Total Organic Carbon5h 30moutfall 006NONONOBRQ
Oil5h 30moutfall 006NONONOBRQ
Grease5h 30moutfall 006NONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Due to a plugged surface sewer in the refinery's waste water treatment plant during heavy rains, a modicum of treated process waste water intended for discharge out an LPDES permitted treated process waste water outfall was discharged out LPDES permitted stormwater outfall 006, brought about by operator error. Loss of sources of radiation is not at issue; the release point is subject to an LPDES permit.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Immediately implement remedial operator training and ensure all waste water equipment is functioning as designed.