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LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #152979
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State Police #13-05709
Accident Date2013-12-22
Report Date 2013-12-24
Follow-up Date 2014-02-18
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Fuel oil45mpump in GO-1 process unitNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On December 22, 2013, GO-1 discovered a pump leak in the process unit. A hole developed on the bypass line around the valve adjacent to the pump.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The pump was isolated to repair the bypass line. The spill was contained and the area was cleaned up.