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|Point Source(s)||Notes||Amount of Release|
|Slop water tank at Brown Station||Cause: Slop water tank at Brown station overflowed with crude and water spilling to the ground. Cause: Air bleeder valve left open - presumed to be a human factor since a valve was left open.|
Notes: Closed bleeder valve, put out absorbent pads and booms to contain spill, plan was to vac truck oil to recycle tank, excavate soil and remove to landfill.
|Tank Farm||Cause: Spill of 5 barrells (210 gallons) of oil from the frac tank near 201 tank. Bad check valve and ball valve caused material to backflow through frac tank releasing crude oil to secondary containment|
Notes: The facility cleaned up oil with vac trucks and remediated the soil. They will replace faulty valves at equipment.
|Tank Farm, Tank #43||Cause: A pinhole leak in crude oil storage tank #43 was discovered on October 20, 2013. Approximately 4 barrels of crude oil was released to the ground inside the dirt dike wall containment. The release was caused due to corrosion on the 6-inch line. The release impacted an area of 40 yards by 3 feet.|
Notes: Shut down and isolate line. Begin clean up of spilled material and contaminated soil. Repair piping as needed. Free liquids were removed via vacuum truck. Excavation of the impacted area started on 10/23/13 and should be complete by 10/28/13. Waste generated will be stored in the holding area at the solid waste slab inside the facility for landfill disposal. On November 8, 2013, sample results were available. The results revealed remediation was not complete due to elevated levels of TPH-D.
|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.|
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.
|Tank 98 and 82||Cause: Flange on pipe in the tank farm ruptured and released crude oil.|
Notes: The line was isolated. The facility began removing oil with vac trucks and remediating soil. 10 barrels of crude oil paraffinic was released.
|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.|
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.
|Loading Rack-lube||Cause: Spill of approximately 500 lbs of waxy crude at the East Rail Unloading area due to valves left open on unloading manifold.|
Notes: Vacuum up free pro ducted that can't be recovered in process system and excavate contaminated soil for disposal. Manifested waste will disposed of in Woolworth Landfill pending test results. Estimated 800 cubic yards of material will be generated. Release value is unclear from reports. It is stated as 500 pounds in one part of the 7 day letter, and 500 barrels (21,000 pounds) in another part.
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