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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

Releases in 2007

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes

Point Source(s):
Tank # 312

Crude Oil - 2,100 gallons
Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Faulty tank level instrument caused tank 312 to overflow while being filled.
A radar gauge oil level monitoring system has been added to Tank 312. 16,800 gallons of oil were vacuumed up and 80 yards of contaminated soil were removed off of Tank Farm area. Bio remediation applied. Drainage from tank farm rerouted to wastewater treatment plant.
No LDEQ Number Available

Point Source(s):
Rainwater Sump

Crude Oil - 1 gallons
Cause of Problem: Weather

Due to excessive rainfall, the junction box over filled into the storm water drain. Sheen spotted flowing out of outfall 002.
Oil cleaned up under US Coast Guard observation. Absorbent booms placed near the junction box and near Outfall 002 and 001.