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Calumet Lubricants (312), Cotton Valley

Causal Factor: Human Factors

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

Tanker Trailer
Cause: Spill occured due to the top hatchway of a tanker trailer owned by Temple Oil Co. not being secured properly.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Tanker was stopped in Hope, Arkansas where top hatchway was tightened to stop the spillage. Product was found at various points along the highway where tanker truck stopped at red lights and stop signs. Sand was placed on the roadway to prevent other vehicles from sliding. Temple Oil is now investigating the incident and training drivers of the importance of securing all hatchways.


Cause: Water draw on bottom of tank left open as tank was being filled with CDW (diesel-type fuel), causing fuel to spill. Contained by firewall.

Followup: No

Notes: Vacuum truck used to pick up spill, contaminated soil removed. LDEQ site inspection verified clean-up. No letter from the refinery.
Diesel Fuel: 2,940.0 gallons