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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

Releases of Water

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.
18,900.0 gallons

Air Products
Cause: On 8/26/11, Conoco Phillips made a courtesy notification to LDEQ of a third party release of blow down water from Air Products, an adjacent facility, which migrated onto Conoco Phillips' Property bypassing the permitted outfall. Conoco was contacted on 8/29/11 at which time she explained how water from the neighboring facility had discharged onto her property. Air Products discharged an unknown amount of what is believed to have been boiler blow own water as a result of their boiler shutdown.

Followup: No

Notes: This incident was later self reported by Air Products and given the Incident number #133832. This water entered COP property and discharged to Bayou Verdine. COP is making a third party notification.