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Releases of Diesel Fuel

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

Outfall 003
Cause: Prolonged rainfall caused sewage overflow. Release occurred at Outfall 003.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ exceeded. Pressurized water moved material to oil skimmers for vacuum trucks to recover material. Absorbent and hard booms were also deployed. Murphy Oil will review storm water management procedures.
840.0 gallons

No Information Given
Cause: Strong odors were reported by Murphy Oil refinery to LDEQ from a ditch along St. Bernard Hwy between the refinery and the terminal. Aprrox 10 gallons of a diesel like material was recovered with a vacuum truck. No leaks underground were detected.

Followup: No

Notes: LDEQ included, but there was no initial Refinery Letter. Murphy Oil states that a securtiy guard would monitor each half hour to see if there were any signs of leakage. The right lane of the street was temporarily blocked. No injuries occurred and all soil that was exposed to the substance was removed from the area and set aside for testing. The excess contaminated soil will be disposed of in the appopriate manner once analysis is completed.
10.0 gallons