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|LDEQ Accident Number
|Amount of Release
|Cause: unused service line leaked
Notes: A pipeline developed a hole causing the spill. This spill was cleaned with absorbent pads and vacuum trucks. Line was purged with nitrogen.
|Area D Tank Farm
|Cause: leak from a pump bleeder block valve that was left open
Notes: Pump bleeder block valve was blocked in and the area was flagged off
|Ballast water line in T36
|Cause: leak in a 4-inch metal line that passes through an earthen containment levee
Notes: EXCEEDS RQ. Oily water contained in a diked area. Vacuum truck used to collect oily water. Section of line where loss occurred was clamped. Pipeline has history of issues and has been targeted for replacement. Prior replacement would have prevented incident.
|API/CPI system sludge sump
|Cause: gasoline entered the oily water system and caused an upset after operator fails to use appropriate control device
Notes: LEL alarms lowered to alert Operations sooner of hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. Process and procedures surrounding mgmt of tank water draws and process indicators will be reviewed. Follow-up letter from DEQ states that C-P failed to notify DEQ within 24 hrs of incident and that the tank operator failed to use a control device to block gasoline from entering wastewater system
|sump for tanks T-120 and T-104
|Cause: Outlet drain at the sump for tanks T-120 and T-104 was plugged with solids and overflowed.
Notes: Outlet line is being line moled and the sump is being cleaned.
|pipe between Tk-65 and Tk-25
|Cause: COLD WEATHER.
Incident report states, "a 2" slop oil line opened up at a union and spilled about 10 barrels of slop oil."
Line failure was caused by freezing conditions. Dead leg section of piper ruptured adn released heavy oil between tanks of T-65 and T-24.
Notes: RQ. The amount of slop oil released was above reportable quantities. According to the incident report, "ES&H performed cleanup and remediation. The piping is blocked in and repairs are underway to put the piping back together. All oil was recovered during cleanup."