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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #159297
State Police #14-04475
Accident Date2014-10-06
Report Date 2014-10-07
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
Crude Paraffinic45mWest Rail Unloading AreaNONONO1,050.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Weather

Release of approximately 1050 gallons of crude oil from west rail unloading when severe rains caused secondary containment sewers to overflow.

Discharge Preventable - No

Excess rains caused sewer drains to be overwhelmed

Notes/Remedial Actions

No immediate corrective action was taken. Calumet began clean up of oil and soil in excavation in area. Remediated soil to be managed on containment slab and manifested to landfill. On 10/22 a follow-up inspection was conducted to determine the clean-up status. Clean-up was performed on 10/7 and 10/16. Three confirmatory saples and one background were collected on 10/17. Waste generated from clean-up is stored at the facility holding slab until disposed at Woolworth Landfill. At the time of the inspection, stained soil spots were noted at various areas in the spill area. On 11/3 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality received soil sample results. According to the results, Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Organic (TPH-O) was found to range from 771 mg/kg to 18829 mg/kg and Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Diesel (TPH-D) range from 678 mg/kg to 16876 mg/kg. Due to the historic contamination of the area and elevated levels of TPH, the site will be forwarded to remediation.