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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #159055
State Police #14-04341
Accident Date2014-09-26
Report Date 2014-10-03
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
Sulfuric Acid30mTank T-1803NONONO48,817.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

Tank T-1803 spent sulfuric acid overflowed into the containment wall area. An employee experienced an injury. Is expected to fully recover. Initial reports stated that train crews from UP Rail were at the facility at the time of the accident. UP Rail personnel were put in lockdown and prevented from leaving the facility.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Incident command was on scene. Free liquids were collected. Residual material was cleaned using neutralization with soda ash. An investigation is ongoing.