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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases of Fuel

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

Cause: Exchanger head gasket failed. Platformer feed effluent exchanger was the unit the leak developed on. Burned hydrogen and flammable hydrocarbons as they were released to the atmosphere.

Followup: No

Notes: Personnel extinguished fire with water, dry chemical and depressured the operating un
246.0 pounds

Loading Pipe
Cause: Loading draw left open and product spilled during transfer

Followup: No

Notes: Draw was shut, vacuum truck cleaned up spill, soil to be remediate
210.0 gallons

Cause: Premature gasket failure; top hot effluent change gasket failure resulting in fire in #1 platformer

Followup: No

Notes: Shut unit down and installed a new gasket. 5/21 field investigation
28.0 pounds

Boiler #5
Cause: A fuel gas explosion destroyed boiler #5 and caused an evacuation. The cause of the explosion is unknown and under investigation.

Followup: No

Notes: Air monitoring was conducted and no harmful emissions were detected. A root cause analysis will take place and findings will be sent to NWRO. There is no incident report and no SPOC report attached to the file. The monitoring report form is attached to this file.

Tank Farm
Cause: A release of diesel fuel occurred at the refinery on December 15th. Failure of charge pump seal released diesel fluid. Spill of approximately 10 barrels of diesel fuel at 50tk when charge pump developed a seal leak. Product in containment basin and down drainage ditch to first storm water pond.

Followup: No

Notes: Shut down charge pump. Begin removing free product and digging up contaminated soil. A summary of remediation activity was submitted by Calumeto n 12/11/14. Fro that report: Following removal of free product, an initial soil excavation was performed at the site to removed contaminated soil. Samples were taken for total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) fractions. TPH sample results indicated one area with unacceptable concentrations. To address the remaining contaminated area (the southeast portion of the diked area), a plan was developed to bio-remediate the soil. This plan was forwarded to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The soil was removed from the site and treated with the bio-remediation product. An underground sewer line was found to be leaking into the area; the line was repaired to avoid continued contamination. Additional samples were pulled and tested from the treated soil and the area from which the soil was removed. The excavated soil will be returned to the site of contamination. The area will be returned to normal service.
420.0 gallons

underground piping at Tank Farm
Cause: On March 9, 2014 at approximately 15:30, an underground line feeding the East Separator became restricted due to waxy material that got caught in the line. As a result, approximately 10 barrels of diesel was released from a manway on the road inside the plant. The release impacted an area of 10 ft by 30 ft southeast of the manway at the East Sump Separator area.

Followup: No

Notes: The immediate corrective action taken was to clean up contaminated soil in the area. To prevent recurrence, the waxy material was cleaned out from the underground lines. Free liquids were removed from the road via vacuum truck. All contaminated soil removed from the site will be sent to Woolworth Landfill under appropriate manifest. At the time of LDEQ's inspection, stained soil spots were noted at various areas in the spill area. Facility had a previous 4 barrel slop oil spill in this same area on 2/27/15 (LDEQ incident 154175).
420.0 gallons