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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

Releases of F037 Hazardous Waste

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

Oil-Water Separator
Cause: Due to heavy rainfall, the Oil-Water Separator at QAL overflowed.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ exceeded. Vacuum truck and absorbent pads recovered the material. Contaminated soil was disposed of. Tank levels will be monitored more closed in the future.
15.0 pounds

No information given
Cause: ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery provided a written notication to the LDEQ of the events and circumstances surrounding the release that occurred on October 27, 2011, at the facility. Less than 1 pound of the listed hazardous waste F037, primary sludge, was spilled to soil. After further evaluation, ExxonMobil has determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given.
1.0 pounds

20" sewer line
Cause: According to the refinery letter, a 20" sewer line was damaged by a back hoe that resulted in a release of sewer water. 30 gallons and 250 pounds of refinery sewer water.

Followup: Yes

Notes: RQ.The amount of primary sludge released exceeded the reportable quantities of 1 lb. A pump was installed upstream of the release point to divert material to another sewer trunk line. The line will be repaired before returning to service and soil remediation is underway.
250.0 pounds