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Releases of F037 Hazardous Waste

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

West Plant process pump adjacent
Cause: West Plant process pump adjacent to the coker was overflowing. Prior to the incident, approximately 3.30 inches of precipitation was received in the area on the day of 12/01/09.

Followup: No

Notes: Vacuum trucks and oil booms were mobilized to clean up and contain the overflowing sump. Pumps upstream of the overflowing pump were shut-off to allow time to bring the process back under control. After the sump was pumped down to a normal operating level, and all visible oil was vacuumed off the soil and fill, operations closed the sump and barricaded off the area
42.0 gallons