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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
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State Police #05-03592
Accident Date2005-06-01
Report Date 2005-06-07
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
Diesel Fuel4h 35mC8901 - meter station sump vesselNONOYES21.3 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Sump vent overfilled due to a failed check valve which allowed pressure from the discharge pump on a common discharge pipe to back pressure in sump vent C8901

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

BELOW REPORTABLE QUANTITIES. All draining and pumping of vessels on the Dock 2 meter platform was stopped. Personnel attempted to capture the overflow with buckets. Hard boom was deployed in order to capture the sheen. Absorbent materials were used in order to clean up the sheen and residual diesel.