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Valero (1238), Meraux

Releases of #6 Oil, Crude Oil, Diesel

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

Tank 200-7 exchanger / Tank 450-2
Cause: a vacuum truck driver loaded the noted mixture from Tank 200-7 exchanger and proceeded to Tank 450-2 to offload. After connecting the discharge line to the tank and pressuring the vacuum truck, the driver realized he had attached the hose to the suctionvalve on the truck rather than the discharge valve. In an attempt to connect to the correct valve, the material released onto the ground and the driver when the cam lock fitting was removed from the vacuum truck discharge line. It was determined that the discharge valve had not been fully seated due to the presence of a small rock

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: There is no information as to whether this incident was preventable or not. Remedial Measures - the driver was taken to West Jefferson Hospital and treated for nausea and released. Murphy Oil recovered the free liquids with a vacuum truck. Soil with signs of visible contamination has been removed for proper disposal......so what happened to the soil that may have been contaminated but showed no visible signs?????
126.0 gallons