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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

Releases of Hydraulic Oil

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

hydraulic winch at dock
Cause: "While loading a coke barge and adjusting the barge position utilizing the down river winch, the winch's hydraulic hose failed and released oil on the dock...it was later discovered that hydraulic oil had landed on the roof of the shelter and dripped down the wall to the river."

Followup: No

Notes: Absorbent material placed on dock, boom in river to contain/recover material. Notified St. Bernard Parish Water Board.
0.9 pounds