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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #153953
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State Police #14-00735
Accident Date2014-02-16
Report Date 2014-02-21
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 Fuel1hTank farm, Tank 405NONOYES800.1 gallons

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

On Sunday, February 16, 2014 at approximately 16:30 hours, unit operator identified a spill of ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) in the vicinity of Tank 405 at the sump. The operator obtained the proper protective equipment and at approximately 17:30 hours identified the spill to be beyond the sump area. All contents were fully contained within the tank dyke area. Air monitoring was conducted in the area add lower explosive limit (LEL) readings were all non-detect. An investigation to determine the root cause analysis is ongoing and results will be provided in a 60-day follow up report.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Root cause investigation has not been completed. Follow up report will be submitted within 60 days.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Upon discovery, notifications were made to shift supervision and the area was barricaded off to restrict access. The appropriate agencies were notified and crews were mobilized to commence clean-up activities. The root cause of the spill is under investigation. Based on the results of the investigation, measures to minimize the likelihood of recurrence will be identified and implemented as appropriate.