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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

Releases of Paraxylene

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

Paraxylene line from Tank D6343 to Tank D2
Cause: leak in a paraxylene line from Tank D6343 to Tank D2

Followup: No

Notes: Upon discovery, line between the tanks was removed from service and the transfer of paraxylene was stopped. All released liquids were recovered via vacuum truck for appropriate reprocessing. Impacted soil was excavated and containerized for disposal. Temporary clamp used to minimize the leak until a permanent clamp could be manufactured.
239.0 pounds