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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

Causal Factor: Instrument Failure

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

Generator Tanks
Cause: Level indicator switch malfunctioned and caused generator tanks to overflow.


Notes: Product cleaned up with absorbent pads. Booms set out in Calcasieu river.
Diesel Fuel: 10.0 gallons

Tank # 312
Cause: Faulty tank level instrument caused tank 312 to overflow while being filled.


Notes: A radar gauge oil level monitoring system has been added to Tank 312. 16,800 gallons of oil were vacuumed up and 80 yards of contaminated soil were removed off of Tank Farm area. Bio remediation applied. Drainage from tank farm rerouted to wastewater treatment plant.
Crude Oil: 2,100.0 gallons