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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of None

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

Outfall 004 at C-Dock
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that sheen observed near Outfall 004 at C-Dock was a stagnant film or scum-based sheen and not an oil and grease based sheen from CITGO

Cause: pile driving equipment dropped into river

Followup: No

Notes: Booms deployed as precautionary measure. According to CITGO, no spill occurr

No Information Given
Cause: B12 flare pilot light went out.

Followup: No

Notes: Re-lit pilot light. Initial Verbal DEQ and SPOC reports note hydrogen sulfide as chemical involved in release, but follow-up notes and refinery letter state that no release had been detected.

Fire fighting equipment
Cause: Two hundred gallons of fire fighting foam, ATC-603 Lightwater ATC3 AR-AFFF 3%, were released at the Citgo docks due to a malfunction of the fire fighting suppression system. The foam was entered the city drains which lead into Bayou D' Inde.

Followup: No

Notes: The material was non-hazardous and the call from Citgo was made as a courtesy. A written letter of notification is not expected.