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Valero (26003), Norco

Releases of Slop Oil

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

No information given.
Cause: No information given.

Followup: No

Notes: On the day of the incident, the Valero operations personnel were conducting rounds on Dock #2. During the rounds, the operator was in the process of pumping down the sump on Dock #2, when he noticed that the sump had overfilled. After surveying the area, the operator noticed that about 5 gallons of oily water went into the river. The root cause is still under investigation. Remedial actions: An absorbent boom was put in the river to remove the excess free oil. The permanent diversion boom was wipede of oil and the debris that had previously collected at the boom was removed from the area. 100% of the material was contained and removed from the area, and dumped according to state rules.
5.0 gallons