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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

Causal Factor: Human Factors

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

tank 10018
Cause: Tank was overfilled during product transfer

Followup: No

Notes: spill was cleaned up. Contained within secondary containment.
Heavy Hydrotreated Naphthenic Distillates: 2,100.0 gallons

tank #205
Cause: Tank #205 was overfilled

Followup: No

Notes: Contained with a berm and a metal wall. Confined within secondary containment. Allowed to cool and picked up with heavy equipment. Also extracted contaminated soil and transported to Webster Parish Landfill with approval. Contaminated soil and spent absorbents were put in Princeton's solid waste storage area for disposal. Free product recovered in the effort was put in Calumet's crude supply.
Vacuum Resid: 2,900.0 pounds

tank 2029
Cause: oil spill during transfer to tank 2029 --"personnel collected inaccurate gauges prior to transfer causing the tank to overfill"

Followup: Yes

Notes: RQ. Stopped product flow to tank, free product vacuumed, contaminated soil excavated and placed in solid waste holding pad for disposal at Webster Parish Landfill. Clean-up completed on 1/20/10. LDEQ Field Report conducted on 2/1/10 with photos. Subsequent follow up report written on Feb, 2, 2010.
Heavy Hydrotreated Naphthenic Distillates: 1,737.0 gallons

Unspecified Tank
Cause: LDEQ report states that 100 gallons of petroleum distallate was released to secondary containment after a wash line was left open and tank overflowed.

Followup: No

Notes: Material was picked up with a vac truck and contaminated soil was excavated, profiled, and sent to Webster Parish landfill. LDEQ report states that "no offsite environmental impact occurred." LDEQ report only. No refinery letter included.
Petroleum Distillate: 100.0 gallons

dome lid of truck
Cause: A lube oil spill occurred after a truck driver left the dome lid of his truck open while transporting the product from Calumet Princeton. The driver discovered the dome lid was open prior to leaving the facility and that any oil spilled was negligible.

Followup: No

Notes: United Petroleum Transport self reported about 35-40 gallons of Casol 5550 (lube oil) discharged from dome lid for about 5 miles when discovered by driver. Spill was BRQ. Company report indicated that truck did not leave facility prior to discovery of dome lid. The second report from the facility basically rescinds the first report. The reportable quantity for lube oil is 1 barrel or 42 gallons, but the representative of Calumet Lubricants later assured the LDEQ that the spill was BRQ.