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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

Releases of Wash Water

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

Frac Tank
Cause: two hoses draining wash water from a Frac Tank to the industrial sewer system allowed wash water to seep through the sides

Followup: No

Notes: Upon discovery, draining activities were suspended. Released liquids were recovered via vacuum truck and properly containerized for dispsal.
50.0 gallons

Vacuum Truck
Cause: vacuum truck driver noticed a connection leaking and when he tried to fix it, the connection came completely apart spilling product from truck.

Followup: No

Notes: CRLLC has reviewed the circumstances and correct procedures with all vacuum truck drivers
1,470.0 gallons

Baker Frac Tank
Cause: operator failed to turn off a waste water return pump resulting in an overflow of the Baker Tank

Followup: No

Notes: CRLLC revised the procedure and trained personnel that both pumps must be shut down when cleaning is not occurring. CRLLC is also requiring that 30 minute rounds be performed to check the levels in the Baker Frac Tanks. Area lighting was also improved to allow better monitoring of tank levels. Released liquids were recovered with a vacuum truck.
1,500.0 gallons