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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

Releases in 2005

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes

Point Source(s):
No Information Given

No Information Given - 0
Cause of Problem: Weather

Plant start-up, possible release. Hurricane Rita.
Incident source investigation finding is: "Hurricane Rita". Rita landfall at Johnson's Bayou was 9/24/05. There is no letter from the refinery - only the verbal report.

Point Source(s):
#1 Calcasieu Refining dock

Crude Oil - 84 gallons
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Crude oil was released when a loading arm for a barge was not properly drained.
The majority of the oil was collected by a environmental clean up group; there was no remaining obvious impact of oil found. All crude oil found from the water surface was returned to the crude oil tank