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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Spent Caustic

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

Tank 182
Cause: "They informed that an eyewash station developed a leak and released water to some contaminated soil that contained spent caustic near Tank 182 at the refinery." states the LDEQ.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Refinery letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded. LDEQ report states that "the contaminated soil was excavated and removed near the tank."
840.0 gallons

bleeder valve at F-11
Cause: "...A 3/4 inch bleeder valve was left open at the F-11 in the treatment plant area." LDEQ states. Cat gas and spent caustic were released.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. Report states that no reportable quantities were exceeded. "The free standing material was vacuumed up and the area was washed down and recovered with the vacuum" states LDEQ.
105.0 gallons