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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases of Slop Oil

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

No Information Given
Cause: Spill of slop oil on east side of refinery on November 22. Loss of power due to heavy rain caused East sump pump in the tank farm area to back up of east sump separators and release oil to surrounding area.

Followup: No

Notes: Restore power. Use vac trucks to remove product in area and restart pumps when power restored.
420.0 gallons

Junction box
Cause: On April 10, 2013 for approximately one hour, 25 barrels (or 1050 gallons) of slop oil was released in the refinery tank farm area. This accident resulted due to a restriction in the line downstream of the junction box from a clogged pipe.


Notes: Lab results from clean-up were received on May 7, 2013. The soil samples were tested for gasoline, diesel and oil. The diesel results were very high as noted in the LADEQ report dated May 14, 2013. Mr. Desonier Calumet Shreveport representative) stated that despite these high results, he did not plan on doing any more remediation.
1,050.0 gallons

overflow pipe
Cause: On February 27, 2014 at approximately 13:20, an overflow pipe was discovered on an underground oil/water separator at the East tank farm. The level transmitter that controls oil/water separator level malfunctioned at the sump, which resulted in oil backing up in the system and released of crude oil to the ground. The release impacted an area of 20 ft by 40 ft.

Followup: No

Notes: Immediate corrective action was to start pumps manually and repair the level controller. 10 cubic yards of waste was excavated and disposed at Woolworth landfill. At the time of inspection by LDEQ, stained soil spots were noted at various areas at the East Sump Separator due to historic contamination.
168.0 gallons