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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

Releases of Gas Oil

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

No information given
Cause: seal on a gas oil pump failed. The vapor caught fire but was extinguished promptly.

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 5/15/6. Gas oil cleaned up and pump seal serviced. No human error involved.

underground line near sour water stripper area
Cause: An abandoned gas oil line that runs from Tank 33 to the old FCC unit was leaking from an underground line near the sour water stripper area and discharged approximately 10 gallons to the ground surface prior to identifying the leak.

Followup: Yes

Notes: A vacuum truck was deployed to pick up the material discharging from the pipe to minimize the environmental impact until the line could be isolated. The leaking valve was immediately isolated when it was determined to be the source of the leak and the line was depressured and emptied. The line will be flushed and decommissioned.
42.0 gallons