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Releases of Lubricating Oil

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
No LDEQ Reported

#2 FCC Main Air Blower Lub Oil Cooler
Cause: -the cause of the release was a leak that developed in the #2 FCC Main Air Blower Lube Oil Cooler - leaking tube


Notes: There is no information as to whether this accident was preventable or not. Remedial Measures -Sorbent booms were deployed in containment activities and a vacuum truck was used to recover the oil in the retention pond. According to Murphy, there was no adverse impact to wildlife in the area. Murphy Oil provided verbal notification to the SERC, USCG, and the NRC. This incident also involved the refinery's once-through cooling water discharge into the Mississippi River - the facility's cng water enters a retention pond prior to discharging into the Miss. River via Outfall 001. The leak was discovered by visual inspection of the retention pon
1.0 gallons