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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

Releases of Heavy Oil

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

Number 1 Flare
Cause: heavy oil entered Flare drum and was released as droplets

Followup: No

Notes: #2 Flare was quickly relit and steam controller placed in manual mode to stop the pulsating until the #2 Flare System could be stabilized. Spill cleanup was initiated for the heavy oil ffrom the #1 Flare to the batture and the Mississippi River. Heavy Oil was removed from the #2 Flare Drum.
10.0 gallons

Cause: Tankerman opened hatch while the barge was pressurized causing heavy oil to spray onto the barge.

Followup: No

Notes: Company letter missing. Heavy oil was also sprayed on the individual. Clean up in the river was deemed unnecessary and the barge was cleaned with absorbent pads.