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|State Police #||14-01092|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)||5m||Coker feed line||NO||NO||YES||8,658.0 pounds|
|Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons||5m||Coker feed line||NO||NO||YES||17.0 pounds|
|Oil||5m||Coker feed line||NO||NO||NO||588.0 gallons|
Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity
On March 11, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the OSD Feed Sectin experienced an oil spill to soil of approximately 14.0 barrels of coker feed. While the Feed Section operator was performing a routine round, oil was discovered leaking from under the insulation of a Coker Feed line used to transfer material between tanks. The leak occurred on an above ground portion of the line. Once the insulation was removed a ~3.5 inch crack was found in the weld.
Report states that it is "undetermined" whether the release was preventable.
Spill mitigation steps were put into place and cleanup began within the hour of discovering the leak. This line will remain out of service until permanent repairs are made. Permanent repairs include replacing affected pipe.