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|LDEQ Accident Number
|Amount of Release
|Y-2 Cooling Tower (Ep-152)
|Cause: The release occurred over a 3 day period due to leaking exchangers. The exchangers are in CatPoly depropanizer overhead service.
Notes: Once the leaking exchangers were pinpointed through sampling efforts, the Depropanizer Tower was shutdown and blocked in to stop the leak and make repairs to the exchangers. The incident was found to be unpreventable as the leas was not foreseen (a rou
|Cause: -Release due to accidental opening of an atmospheric valve on a coke drum which occurred during a drum switch.
Notes: Immediately upon discovery the valve was closed and the release ended. The incident was preventable, however the reportable quantities were not exceeded, therefore notification made as courtesy only. Release associated with citizen complaint above, in
|Y-1 Cooling Tower (EP-152)
|Cause: The incident involved a release of hydrocarbons from the Y-1Cooling Tower due to leaking exchangers.
Notes: Upon discovery of release, the facility procedures to identify the leak source based on hydrocarbon sampling of cooling water retune lines and further sampling of specific exchangers. Operations personnel took immediate steps to isolate the leaking e
|Area A tank manifold
|Cause: -sump pump was changed from automatic to manual position ; heavy rains caused it to overflow
Notes: Operators should be trained to know when to contact leaders when sump pumps do not work. Evaluation will be conducted to determine what can be done to prevent recurrence.
|Area D Docks
|Cause: CP docks flooded as a result of storm surge leading to Oil on water
Notes: ES&H conducting post-hurricane rehabilitation efforts
|Cause: Hurricane Gustav caused mixer seal problems at Tank 2001 and Tank 372 and caused oil to overflow the oily water sewer area. - shutdown related to Hurricane Gustav causes deactivation of a pump. Oil in sump displaced by heavy rai
Notes: DEQ report indicates that a notification from C-P has been requested; Enviro services company called out to contain spill and perform cleanup. Oil insufficient to recover. Verbal report indicates spill was 4 to 5 barrels.
|No. 7 HDS Unit
|Cause: leaking plug on HDS cited as cause of release
Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ.
|outfall 002 from triangle pond
|Cause: Triangle pond filled due to rainfall event and some residual oil was carried out with the storm water when the triangle pond flowed to outfall 002.
Notes: New booms were installed and oil absorbent pads were put out to mitigate sheen. No sheen went past the concrete retaining walls.