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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

Releases in 2010

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes

Point Source(s):

Sulfur Dioxide - 1,024 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Bird got into electrical equipment at the facility, flew into fuse, causing a power outage and subsequent SO2 release. Flare started up right away but smoked because plant was shut down and there was no steam going to it. FLARE.
Exceeded RQ. Power restored after a few hrs. Verbal/LEDQ Report only. No refinery letter.

Point Source(s):
transfer hose

Crude Oil - 420 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Transfer hose ruptured, crude oil got into facility's outfall (drainage canal). RELEASE: OFF-SITE.
Boom placed at facility's property line, crude oil skimmed from top of water, confirmatory samples taken. Verbal/DEQ Report only; includes photos. No Refinery letter.

Point Source(s):
Belco Tail Gas Unit (B2001 CO Boiler/WGS)

No Information Given - 0
Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

EXPLOSION of Belco tail gas SRU (sulfur recovery unit) "resulting in a long term loss of the scrubber" Report lists no releases/emissions, states that there were no injuries. FIRE.
BRQ. "Belco unit isolated. area barricaded. all sulfur producing units were idled in a controlled manner" Off site impact: "Some residential damage from explosion shockwave"; no environmental impact noted.

Point Source(s):
Tank 83

Naphthenic Vacuum Tower Bottoms - 31,500 gallons
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A 3/4 inch pipe nipple on the product charge line at tank 83 ruptured and released product to the diked area around the tank.
RQ. Stopped product flow and initiated cleanup. Removed product floating on water with heavy equipment. LDEQ report only. No refinery letter.