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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

Releases of Wastewater

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

Stormwater System
Cause: STORMS-heavy rains caused overflow

Followup: No

Notes: Booms were deployed in bayou to cap any oily sheen

T-6020 wastewater degas tank
Cause: HEAVY RAIN. Leaking partially treated wastewater tank in the process of being taken out of service was overwhelmed due to heavy rains--formerly controlled outflow that was moving leaked material back into the treatment system overflowed into a solids settling pond. "Water quality impact is minimal due to this incident because the solids will settle into the pond before discharge."

Followup: No

Notes: Leak was ongoing at time of report at a rate of about 33 gal/min. "Once the rainfall slows down, all surface water will be contained and treated in the primary waste water treatment system." Release was ongoing at time of report. LDEQ report only. No refinery letter.