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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

Releases of Oil

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

waste water treatment plant
Cause: Torrential rains associated with Hurricane Gustave caused in Placid's waste water treatment facility resulting in sheen on the Missippi river.

Followup: No

Notes: remedical actions taken, or to be taken to stop unauthorized discharges or recover pollutants.
No LDEQ Reported

Wastewater treatment facility
Cause: Torrential rains caused waste water bypass

Followup: No

Notes: Placid's contract response organization was activated to respond to any potential discharge resulting from this bypass.
235.8 pounds

outfall 006
Cause: Due to a plugged surface sewer in the refinery's waste water treatment plant during heavy rains, a modicum of treated process waste water intended for discharge out an LPDES permitted treated process waste water outfall was discharged out LPDES permitted stormwater outfall 006, brought about by operator error. Loss of sources of radiation is not at issue; the release point is subject to an LPDES permit.

Followup: No

Notes: Immediately implement remedial operator training and ensure all waste water equipment is functioning as designed.