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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

Releases of Crude Oil

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

cude oil heater
Cause: Fire inside of a crude oil heater.


Notes: Oil picked up with vacuum truck and remaining oil recovered via oil skimmers. The incident resulted in a fire which was contained within the boundaries of the refinery. No injuries requiring hospitalization or fatalities occurred due to the emergency. Princeton personnel responded to extinguish the fire and contain any release that may have occurred with the assistance of the local fire department. The initial report stated approximately 50 gallons of crude oil was released onto the land, while the LDEQ incident report states 100 gallons of crude oil was released into the air.
100.0 gallons

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.

Outfall 002 and 003
Cause: Heavy rainfall caused the stormwater retention pond to overflow. Material entered Clark's Bayou in subsegment 100502.

Followup: No

Notes: Absorbent material was deployed and spilled material was vacuumed. Additional absorbent material was deployed downstream to stop any residual oil sheen. Contaminated vegetative material was removed. The SPOC report and refinery incident report are missing from the file. three photos included.
200.0 gallons