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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

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

Tank 185
Cause: Spill of diesel inside dike wall at Tank 185, cause unknown.

Followup: No

Notes: Notice of the problem was not received until June 7th; the remedial action taken was to get the vac truck there - can't see how that will prevent the occurrence in future. The letter from the Refinery is dated June 8th, the stamps are on June 6th and 7th but the call wasn't made until June 8th.
Diesel Fuel: 210.0 gallons

Tank 32
Cause: For an unknown reason, the tank overfilled and spilled Naptha into diked area around tank; 30 barrels were spill

Followup: Yes

Notes: Personel stopped filling tank and cleaned up the spill; a Vac was used for the oil and attempts to remediate the soil were employed.
Naptha (Crude): 1,260.0 gallons

No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Oily substance on road - no more information than that is provided


None Reported
Cause: A shut down of the deisel hydrogen unit sent contents to the flare

Followup: No

Notes: Release was below reportable quantities.

None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: DEQ responded to a citizen complaint and said that the problem was the fire at the facility on 2/24. The report did not detail the date of the citizen complaint - was it 2/25 or 2/24? But the DEQ assigned the cause to the fire on the preceding day. There was no information as to why this assignation was made.

FL 2001 #3 Flare
Cause: SRU and Flare gas compressor vented to the #3 Flare

Followup: No

Notes: None. See Verbal complaint from the same day. There are two different LDEQ incident report numbers. The other is 102121 generated by citizen complaint.
Sulfur Dioxide: 2,736.0 pounds

tank farm
Cause: While attempting to gauge 68 tank, an operator noticed a strong hydrocarbon smell. He began to look for a leak and found one on the south side of 68 tank. He notified the shift supervisor. He responded and found another area of seepage on the east side of 68 tank. Gasoline flowed into plant sewer system. soil removal not required. Cause is unknown. Tank will be internally inspected to determine cause.

Followup: No

Notes: Began to transfer product into another tank. Connected water to water draw to allow gasoline to float on the water and eliminate the hazards of releasing gasoline. Taking the tank out of service and establishing an action to repair, gasoline floated on water, no soil removal was required.
Gasoline: 420.0 gallons

Tank 56, valve
Cause: Tank 56 was supposed to receive the diesel liquid, but one valve was left closed, causing some to overflow the containment wall. The spill occurred at the diesel salt domes. It is unspecified whether this was equipment failure, process upset, or human error.

Followup: No

Notes: The liquid was removed by vacuum trucks, and Mr. James Desonier stated that the gravel would be replaced and forwarded manifest to NWRO. 5-10 bbl of Diesel was released. The value in this report is conservative to the lowest value.
Diesel Fuel: 210.0 gallons

activated sludge aeration basins
Cause: Light cycle oil flush materials were directed to the WWTU. The oil began to foam over with the activated sludge in the aeration basin and accumulated on the ground outside the storage tank in the secondary containment.

Followup: No

Notes: Impacted soil was removed and hauled for disposal at the Woolworth Landfill. The sides of the tank were washed down.


Propane Deasphalating Unit
Cause: LDEQ states that the propane deasphlating unit had an explosion and fire that lasted five minutes; no cause was determined. Propane that was released was burned in the fire.

Followup: No

Notes: Propane that was released was burned in the fire. No DEQ assistance was utilized, and no air monitoring was conducted. LDEQ report & FIF only. No refinery letter.


Tank Farm
Cause: Spill of diesel fuel to ground at salt drums by No. 4 Vacuum Unit. Caused by run down not opened on finish diesel to tank. Caused relief valve to open, overwhelmed sewer/ contaminated and caused loss of product to surrounding area

Followup: No

Notes: Opened valve to stop relieving of diesel fuel. Removing floating product via vacuum truck and clean surrounding area. Flowing product diverted to wastewater treatment.
Diesel Fuel: 210.0 gallons

None Reported
Cause: A community member complaint by Velma White on 2/3/14 prompted investigation of Calumet. At 9:00 on 2/3/14 Calumet employees discovered that the carbon canister was over saturated, which allowed H2S to vent to the atmosphere causing the reported odor. Calumet Environmental Engineer explained that the canister is checked daily and when the canister is saturated, the canister is then replaced with a new canister. At 12:15 on 2/3/14 a new carbon canister was replaced.

Followup: No

Notes: Upon discovery of the odor complaint, Calumet used water as a means to keep the vapor down and localized. At the time of inspection it was noted that after the replacement of the carbon canister, the facility decided to install three carbon canister in series. Therefor if the first canister failed, there were two additional canisters the H2S would go through prior to venting into the atmosphere.