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Marathon Ashland Petroleum (3165), Garyville

Releases of Gasoline

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
No LDEQ Reported

Cause: The pumps on the in-ground sump failed to operate

Followup: No

Notes: An oily water sewer in-ground sump located in the MPC tank farm near the gasoline blending building was observed to be overflowing oily water onto the ground. The breaker of pump 67-1567-01 was reset and the breaker of pump 67-1567-02 was repaired. The contaminated soil was removed from around the sump.
5.0 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

oil spill response boat (LA 1409 FG - The Big Tuna)
Cause: Marathon's oil spill response boat (LA 1409 FG - The Big Tuna), located at Dock 1, was found to be submerged on August 29, 2012 during Hurricane Isaac. This is likely due to the eight-foot surge that occurred on the Mississippi River during the hurricane. The boat was removed from the river on August 30, 2012 - at that time it was noted that approximately 10 gallons of gasoline had been lost from the fuel tank while the boat was submerged in the river.

Followup: No

Notes: As soon as conditions allowed, the boat was removed from the Mississippi River. The facility claims this release exceeds Reportable Quantities for oil. This is actually below Louisiana DEQ reportable quantities, but there is an inconsistency in facility's notion of RQ for oil and the actual state of Louisiana (LDEQ) RQs. There is no LDEQ incident # for this event, although this is linked to National Response Center NRC incident # 102-2780.
10.0 gallons