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Valero (26003), Norco

Releases of Sour Crude

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

tank t-130-6
Cause: Crude oil was leaking from tank T-130-6. Operator noticed leak after filling the tank with oil. There were holes in the tank caused by both internal and external corrosion.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Tank was filled with water to lift oil away from the leak. Tank was emptied, degassed to a control device, cleaned, and taken out of service for repair. Oil was recovered, and soil was sent off-site for hazardous waste disposal.
4,200.0 gallons