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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Sodium Hypochlorite

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

Sodium Hypochlorite tank for Tower four at A-Reformer
Cause: A 3/4 inch nipple broke off a tank and the secondary containment wall was cracked allowing material from a sodium hypochlorite tank for cooling Tower Four at A-Reformer to escape to the ground.

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given regarding above/below reportable quantity. A temporary containment was installed until the secondary concrete containment is repaired. Contaminated soils were excavated and manifested offsite for disposal.
4,448.0 pounds