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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

Releases in 2010

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes

Point Source(s):
tank 300

Crude Oil - 4,200 gallons
Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Crude oil released "due to an apparent fault in the tank floor."
Transferred oil from leaking tank to another tank, some crude oil recovered via vacuum truck, impacted soil excavated and is "staged at the refinery awaiting waste characterization sample results" and will be hauled off site for disposal. "No off-site impact resulting from this incident."

Point Source(s):
wastewater treatment unit

Crude Oil - 1 gallons
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

upset in waste water treatment system resulted in discharge of mixture of crude oil and refined products into the Calcasieu River--bio die off caused biomass to be released from the unit, collected in weir system in outfall
No refinery letter; NRC report attached.