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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Causal Factor: Weather

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

Sulfur Recovery Unit
Same as above
Cause: SRU tripped due to weather conditions. Had to be restarted and release occurred at that point.

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given
Sulfur Dioxide: 5,000.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 12.0 pounds

No information given
Cause: STORM and Refinery is still having problems with the flare due to the power outage associated with Hurricane Ike

Followup: No

Notes: None detailed. Monitoring report says that SO2 is below reportable quantities, but isn't it the release - not air monitoring results - that should be categorized that way.


Waste Water Treatment
Cause: On June 18, 2013 at approximately 3:30 PM there was a release from Calumet's waste water treatment unit. The release of crude oil in the refinery was from sewer overflows following a heavy rain event.

Followup: No

Notes: immediate corrective action was to begin containment of spilled material. Remedial action was utilizing a vacuum truck to remove spilled oil. Although the facility did not offer any information in their 7 day letter regarding the Reportable Quantities that were exceeded by this event, the RQ for crude oil (which is 42 gallons or 1 barrel) was exceeded since there was 5 barrels of crude released during this event.
Crude Paraffinic: 210.0 gallons

West Rail Unloading Area
Cause: Release of approximately 1050 gallons of crude oil from west rail unloading when severe rains caused secondary containment sewers to overflow.

Followup: No

Notes: No immediate corrective action was taken. Calumet began clean up of oil and soil in excavation in area. Remediated soil to be managed on containment slab and manifested to landfill. On 10/22 a follow-up inspection was conducted to determine the clean-up status. Clean-up was performed on 10/7 and 10/16. Three confirmatory saples and one background were collected on 10/17. Waste generated from clean-up is stored at the facility holding slab until disposed at Woolworth Landfill. At the time of the inspection, stained soil spots were noted at various areas in the spill area. On 11/3 Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality received soil sample results. According to the results, Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Organic (TPH-O) was found to range from 771 mg/kg to 18829 mg/kg and Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Diesel (TPH-D) range from 678 mg/kg to 16876 mg/kg. Due to the historic contamination of the area and elevated levels of TPH, the site will be forwarded to remediation.
Crude Paraffinic: 1,050.0 gallons