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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

Releases of

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


Cause: Small pile of hay bales located at facility's landfill caught on fire.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Motiva firefighters extinguished fire within 30 minutes. No landfill equipment was affected.

not provided
Cause: The problem was a leak on the gauge of the propane storage tank. No information was provided on what caused the leak to occur

Followup: No

Notes: Remedial actions were not stated in the incident report. Verbal report only, no written report from refinery.

water boot
Cause: There was a small leak that formed on the steam condensate water boot at the wharf's structure. This leak was caused by sealing joint material that failed on the steam condensate water boot. As a result of this leak, virgin steam condensate was discharged.

Followup: Yes

Notes: spill containment was deployed and the bypass was stopped after the containment was in place. There was no evidence of oil sheen on the released steam condensate. A metal jacket was installed to re-seal the joint on the water boot