Home Search Emissions Pollutants About the Database

Valero (26003), Norco

Releases of F038 Hazardous Waste

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

West Plant oil sump
Cause: Separation sludge released from oil/water separator in the West Plant--oil sump overflowed. "Petroleum Refinery Float," RCRA code F038, Hazardous Waste.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ. Vacuum trucks mobilized to pump down overflowing sump and recover visible material. Booms & pads placed around spill, pumps upstream shut off, sump closed & barricaded after cleanup, contaminated soil scraped down (about top 2"). Incident communicated to affected personnel; prevent unauthorized access to control systems; level indication for sump updated from mechanical to radar type; add impervious secondary containment area around sump; evaluate other oily sewer containment systems for mitigation of overflows.
1,300.0 gallons