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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

Releases of Neatsfoot Oil

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

Tank 717
Cause: On September 19th, 2011, at approximately 7:40 pm, there was an oil spill to soil at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery. Oil was discovered on the ground South of Tank 717 on the Ketone Dewaxing Unit, and initial investigation revealing that a battery limit block valve had developed a leak. The amount released to soil was approximately 7.8 barrels of Foots Oil, all of which was contained on site. This spill resulted in an exceedance of the LDEQ reportable quantity for oil to soil.

Followup: No

Notes: The line was isolated to prevent further release. Vacumm trucks were used to remove oil, and absorbent pads were used to collect oil. The valve will be replaced before returning the line to service. Remediation in underway, and no groundwater impacts are expected.
319.2 gallons