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Valero (26003), Norco

Releases of Primary Sludge

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

Tank 325-1
Cause: On may 9, 2009 at 8:30pm a refinery operator discovered a leak in the piping outlet of tank 325-1 which serves as the primary equalization tank. 10 gallons of Petroleum refinery primary oil/water/solids separation sludge was spilled.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Refinery personnel contained the spill and the line was repaired.
10.0 gallons