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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases of Diesel Fuel

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

Tank 185
Cause: Spill of diesel inside dike wall at Tank 185, cause unknown.

Followup: No

Notes: Notice of the problem was not received until June 7th; the remedial action taken was to get the vac truck there - can't see how that will prevent the occurrence in future. The letter from the Refinery is dated June 8th, the stamps are on June 6th and 7th but the call wasn't made until June 8th.
210.0 gallons

Tank 93
Cause: Hole in the bottom of tank.

Followup: No

Notes: Vaccuum trucks and plans to remove soil to remediation slab.
4,200.0 gallons

Diesel Hydrotreater
Cause: Flange seal leak caused a fire in the diesel hydrotreater unit on the reactor feed effluent exchanger flange on the second deck.

Followup: No

Notes: no information given

Tank 56
Cause: Tank 56 was supposed to be receiving diesel from the diesel salt tanks. A valve on the line was inadvertently left closed, causing the pressure to open on the diesel salt tanks, spilling diesel on the ground. the diesel overflowed the containment and onto the ground nearby.

Followup: No

Notes: Operations opened line to relieve pressure. Vacuum trucks removed diesel on ground and gravel is to be replaced. Once the gravel is manifested and hauled away a copy of the manifest will be forwarded. Diesel did not enter a water body. Manifest document also included regarding soil contamination. Non hazardous petroleum contaminated debris was documented at a quantity of 20 cubic meters. Pictures of spill are included in the report. No mention of actions planned to prevent recurrence.
4,200.0 gallons

Tank 56, valve
Cause: Tank 56 was supposed to receive the diesel liquid, but one valve was left closed, causing some to overflow the containment wall. The spill occurred at the diesel salt domes. It is unspecified whether this was equipment failure, process upset, or human error.

Followup: No

Notes: The liquid was removed by vacuum trucks, and Mr. James Desonier stated that the gravel would be replaced and forwarded manifest to NWRO. 5-10 bbl of Diesel was released. The value in this report is conservative to the lowest value.
210.0 gallons

Diesel Transfer Pipe
Cause: LDEQ states that a two inch union/coupling came off in the diesel transfer piping inside the dike wall at Tank 50, causing 30 barrels of ultralow sulfur diesel to spill.

Followup: No

Notes: Vacuum trucks that are kept onsite were used to remove the released diesel/water mixture from the dike area at Tank 50 and placed back into the crude unit that utilizes oil/water separators. LDEQ states that no offsite environmental impact was noted. LDEQ report & FIF only. No refinery letter.
1,260.0 gallons

Tank Farm
Cause: Spill of diesel fuel to ground at salt drums by No. 4 Vacuum Unit. Caused by run down not opened on finish diesel to tank. Caused relief valve to open, overwhelmed sewer/ contaminated and caused loss of product to surrounding area

Followup: No

Notes: Opened valve to stop relieving of diesel fuel. Removing floating product via vacuum truck and clean surrounding area. Flowing product diverted to wastewater treatment.
210.0 gallons