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Calumet Lubricants (312), Cotton Valley

Releases in 2006

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes

Point Source(s):
Tanker Trailer

Petroleum Distillate - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Spill occured due to the top hatchway of a tanker trailer owned by Temple Oil Co. not being secured properly.
Tanker was stopped in Hope, Arkansas where top hatchway was tightened to stop the spillage. Product was found at various points along the highway where tanker truck stopped at red lights and stop signs. Sand was placed on the roadway to prevent other vehicles from sliding. Temple Oil is now investigating the incident and training drivers of the importance of securing all hatchways.