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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Citizen Complaints in 2009

LDEQ Accident Number
Complaint Date
Notes
113239

3/5/2009
Description: strong smell of "burnt gun powder" - suspected source is Citgo Petroleum

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: complaint corresponded with the start of the CITGO Refinery Acid Plant

Investigation Delay: 4

Accident Report Filed: 113121

115746

6/13/2009
Description: While loading truck at gas rack at Citgo Refinery, cloud came from south moving north

Health Effects: irritation to nose, itchy; cough

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Citgo was conducting an unscheduled shutdown of the Acid Plant and per their procedure conducted an unscheduled shutdown of the cid Plant, submitted an incident notification for the shutdown and release of [email protected] and CO2

Investigation Delay: 94

Accident Report Filed: 115661

116301

6/9/2009
Description: caller stated facility is dumping waste into Calcasieu River

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Coast Guard didn't find any evidence of any material that was being dumped into the river, spoke with Citgo personnel about the complaint and Citgo informed them that some employees were terminated at the refinery and said that the former employees c

Investigation Delay: 30

Accident Report Filed:

910929

7/8/2009
Description: refinery facility is dumping waste costic into the Calcasieu River

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: no in

LDEQ Notes:

Investigation Delay: 0

Accident Report Filed: