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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

Releases of Diesel Fuel

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

Sump pump
Cause: A delay in the automatic start-up of sump pump 839 on Placid's south dock allowed oily material to back up into secondary containment. A previously unknown crack in the secondary containment curb allowed material to seep out and cause a sheen.

Followup: No

Notes: Automatic switches were replaced, and the pump was reset. Also the crack was repaired.