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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

Releases of Naphthenic Crude

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
No LDEQ Reported

Tank 313
Cause: Fault in tank floor caused a leak in the bottom of the tank.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Water was pumped into the tank in an effort to keep the naphtha level in the tank above the leak. A vacuum truck and pumps were deloyed to recover spilled naphtha on the gound. Contaminated soil was excavated and disposed of off site. No samples taken by LDEQ investigator.
42,000.0 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

Pressure Relief Valve on Naphtha line
Cause: Release from a safety valve. Valve was set to 100 psi instead of 260 psi

Followup: No

Notes: Naphtha overflowed sump into containment area. Naphtha recovered and transferred to wastewater treatment plant.
2,800.0 gallons