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Valero (26003), Norco

Releases of Asbestos

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

Reactor drums
Cause: During demolition project involving five reactor drums purchased by the previous owner of Valero Refinery, a previous enclosed layer of asbestos containing insulation material revealed.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Valero's response to OSHA complaint alleging hazards - asbestos release into air exposing employees. Demolition ceased and abatement scheduled according to regulations.