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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases of Gasoline

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

Tank Farm
Cause: A driver left a fill valve open at the company gas fueling tank

Followup: No

Notes: Vacuum truck cleaned it up, soil to be remediate
500.0 gallons

tank farm
Cause: While attempting to gauge 68 tank, an operator noticed a strong hydrocarbon smell. He began to look for a leak and found one on the south side of 68 tank. He notified the shift supervisor. He responded and found another area of seepage on the east side of 68 tank. Gasoline flowed into plant sewer system. soil removal not required. Cause is unknown. Tank will be internally inspected to determine cause.

Followup: No

Notes: Began to transfer product into another tank. Connected water to water draw to allow gasoline to float on the water and eliminate the hazards of releasing gasoline. Taking the tank out of service and establishing an action to repair, gasoline floated on water, no soil removal was required.
420.0 gallons

Cause: Roof sank on T-61 releasing approximately 100 barrels of gasoline through roof drain. Product was floating on water on the ground and was draining back into concrete process sewer system. Some product was also on the ground at T-61 and south towards T-44.

Followup: No

Notes: Secured area, took LEL readings, foamed area. Jones Env called to remove product.
4,200.0 gallons

Tank 44

Cause: Tank 44 was filled beyond emergency high alarm level causing gasoline to overflow. SPOC states there were two overflow spills, from Tank 44 and Tank 61.

Followup: No

Notes: Tank flows were shut down. Foam was spread over the spilled area. Called emergency response contractors. SPOC report states 100 bbl of gasoline was released, verbal report states 50-75 bbl, field interview form states approximately 50.75 bbl, refinery written report states 75 bbl. LABB has reported the refinery's stated 75 bbl. Written report has a discrepancy on the date started/ended, stating the incident date was 9/4/2012. Gulf States Environmental Laboratories analytical results attached. Lab report states that a benzene total of 0.41 mg/kg was in the soil sample and that 0.10 mg/kg is the reportable quantity for this pollutant. Similar circumstances with other VOCs in the soil sample lab report. Also reports arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, selenium, mercury, silver, and zinc as mg/L.
3,150.0 gallons

Tank 61
Cause: A plugged in sewer line caused a substance to be released. Substance did not escape the confines of the dike wall containment around Tank 61. Material leaked off-site and LEL was detected.

Followup: No

Notes: Fresh water was used to flush the gasoline to prevent the flammability properties. Free liquids were being removed via vacuum truck., Impacted soil will be excavated and confirmatory soil sampling will be preformed and forwarded to NWRO. Air monitoring was conducted around the facility perimeter prior to the inspection. LEL was not detected and 20ppm of benzene was detected downwind of the spill. A LDEQ representative drove the perimeter of the facility to conduct air monitoring with Crowcon 4-Gas #1. On 8/28/12 LEL was detected at 3-4% on Jewella Ave and Clarke Blvd. Confirmatory sample results were received on 9/28/12. the results for both TPH and BTEX were below RECAP standards. Based on the analytical, the site was determined remediated. It should be noted that the reportable quantity for oil is 1 barrel. Three barrels of oil were leaked at Calument on 8/28/2012.
126.0 gallons