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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

Releases of Oily Effluent

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

WWTP Outfall 110
Cause: see notes. WWTP became upset due to recent high levels of contaminants entering the feed unit

Followup: No

Notes: Sheen of approx. 300 sq ft. Under investigation.
See notes.

WWTP Clearwell
Cause: WWTP in upset condition causes release of effluent through Outfal 110

Followup: No

Notes: CRLLC immediately shut down discharge pumps and diverted the WWTP Clearwell effluent back to the API. The sheen dissipated immediately. CRLLC is performing additional visual and chemical analysis of the feed to the API. Once a shift CRLLC is collecting and analyzing samples and has reduced the drain rate of the feed to the WWTP.
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