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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Coke

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

F102 B Drum
Cause: Insulation around the F102 B Drum containing coke caught on fire due to unknown causes


Notes: Claims emission was below RQ. Extinguished blaze with water. No coke was burned or released to atmosphere.

Cause: rear gate came open on trailer

Followup: No

Notes: Spilled coke on Hwy 108: 100 ft long and 1 thick spill. R&R Construction was contracted to clean up the spi
see notes

Coke Truck
Cause: LDEQ states that a truck hauling petroleum coke was overturned on Bayou D'Inde Rd. Coke went offsite and spilled onto the highway near refinery.

Followup: No

Notes: LDEQ report states that "coke is non-hazardous but is still considered a pollutant." Refinery letter states that letter is a courtesy notification. One lane of the roadway was closed. SPOC was contacted, and the coke was picked up by an environmental company.