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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #78166
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State Police #05-02334
Accident Date2005-04-11
Report Date 2005-04-18
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 Fuel1h 35mRefinery dock #4 transfer lineNONOYES8.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Drip from the transfer line on Refinery Dock #4 caused a release of diesel fuel to the surface of the Mississippi River.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Absorbent materials placed under the drip to contain the material; a boom was used to contain and absorb the sheen on the water surface; vacuum trucks were also used. Note: a subsequent letter from the same day rescinds the report. See below.