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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

Causal Factor: Power Failure

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

Vacuum Distillation Crude Unit
Cause: Power failure on the Vac Distillation Crude Unity released crude oil & flammable vapors to concrete/rock location beneath the unit. Exact amount of release not given.

Followup: No

Notes: Foam applied to suppress vapors & prevent flash; distillation unit drained & repaired; crude oil flushed to adjacent drain that empties into the facility's oil/water separator. File contains LDEQ report and field report. No refinery letter. PHOTOS.


Two-inch pop off valve on a transmission pipeline
Cause: The most recent statement, made in a telephone interview on 5/2/12, advises that the release occurred at the pipeline regulator station when a release valve malfunctioned. However, in a previously made statement on 4/28/12, it was indicated that the plant was shut down due to loss of power.

Followup: No

Notes: The release valve was repaired and the quantity of natural gas released was found to be BRQ. Centerpoint is apparently responsible for the pipeline in question.