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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of Aviation Fuel

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

no information given
Cause: Leaking avjet (aviation jet fuel) filters were replaced due to a leak, old ones placed in a dumpster with an open top, new ones not used until the next day. Dumpster overfilled and leaked during heavy rain; new filters leaked avjet into a catch basin and sprayed into shell area. One bbl spilled to shelled area, one bbl to nearby ditch, 15 bbls to a catch basin.

Followup: No

Notes: Vacuum truck used to clean up spill to ditch and catch basin, contaminated soil removed. "The dumpster will have a lid in the future and taken to appropriate waste slab after the job is complete. Personnel will be instructed on the proper installation of "O" ring around the lid of the canister.
714.0 gallons

Catalytic Reforming Unit
Cause: during CRU start up, the mixture of products in the exchanger and the temperature of the exchanger led to the combustion of the avjet fu

Followup: No

Notes: Start-up procedures will be modified to monitor the flowrates from the reformate splitter and the Avjet rundown to the heat exchangers to minimize thermal expansion and shock to the system during unit start-up
17.0 pounds