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Releases of FCC Slurry Oil

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

#2 FCC Slurry Cooler
Cause: the cause of the release was a leak in the #2 FCC Slurry Cooler during startup of the #2 FCC following a 30-day maintenance outage.

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: There is no information as to whether this event was preventable or not. Remedial Measures - The refinery and O'Briens Group deployed absorbent and hard booms to minimize the impact to the river. According to Murphy, there was no adverse impact to wildlife in the area. Within approximately 24 hours, Outfall 001 and the cooling water return pond were free of material. Representatives from USCG and LDEQ observed clean-up efforts on June 26 and 27. The FCC slurry leaked into the Mississippi R via Outfall 001 (Once Through Cooling Water discharge). The leak was discovered by visual inspection of the cooling water return pond
15.0 gallons