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Valero (1238), Meraux

Citizen Complaints in 2008

LDEQ Accident Number
Complaint Date
Notes
102663

1/29/2008
Description: complainant sent pictures of smoke coming from Murphy Oil and called, said it sounded like an airport before smoke, 2nd complainant said noisy loud flares

Health Effects: headaches

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Murphy reported automatic safety shutdown of several units following the loss of instrument air, in attempts to restart units and restore balanced operations the C3/C4 Splitter experienced a malfunction, resulting in a large flame with smoke emission

Investigation Delay: 210

Accident Report Filed: 102669

102608

1/27/2008
Description: flare, huge black smoke discharge from large flare

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: refinery in apparent normal operation, check of shift foreman's log and oter plant records found no upsets, flaring is a normal part of the operation of this plant

Investigation Delay: 18

Accident Report Filed: 102608

102592

1/25/2008
Description: flaring with puffs of black smoke throughout the day; stinks like burnt gasoline

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: there was a mechanical problem at Air Products that affected the hydrogen at Murphy, this caused Murphy Hydrocracker to shut down and go to the flare, caused some noise but the noise patrol didn't record any noise levels above 65 db, Air Products fix

Investigation Delay: 20

Accident Report Filed:

102567

1/24/2008
Description: steam/white smoke crossing St. Bernard Hwy @ Murphy's railroad tracks

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: refinery in apparent normal operation, check of shift foreman's log and oter plant records found no upsets, flaring is a normal part of the operation of this plant

Investigation Delay: 21

Accident Report Filed:

102458

1/21/2008
Description: Very strong refinery odor; huge south flare flame; strong natural gas like odor

Health Effects: odor described as "sickening"

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Air register to the incinerator failed to close

Investigation Delay: 3

Accident Report Filed: 102451

102380

1/17/2008
Description: Smoke or steam crossing St. Bernard Hwy

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: at time of incident there was a north/northwest wind, contact with the facility indicated no unusual activity was occurring at the time of the complaint, but wind conditions did cause some smoke from a steam vent to cross St. Bernard Highway

Investigation Delay: 21

Accident Report Filed:

102319

1/15/2008
Description: Excessive Noise can be heard from over a mile away

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Malfunction of the primary Combustion Blower for the SRU thermal reactor

Investigation Delay: 3

Accident Report Filed: 102319

102271

1/14/2008
Description: Very loud "swooshing" noise from refinery; large release of energy through steaming from rectangular structure to S of dark storage tank @Ohio and Jacob; large flame, taller incinerator emitting white smoke (typically with horribly sickening odor)

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no excessive noise recorded by noise patrol, no upsets at refinery noted, no odors found and no unusual activities noted

Investigation Delay: 3

Accident Report Filed:

102269

1/13/2008
Description: Ongoing odor and noise, annoying

Health Effects: headaches

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no excessive noise recorded by noise patrol, no upsets at refinery noted, no odors found and no unusual activities noted

Investigation Delay: 4

Accident Report Filed:

102267

1/12/2008
Description: Very loud high pitch noise with loud steaming noise; steaming process at refinery causes steam higher than N flare, icinerator going, stinks, noisemeter 64 db, ongoing

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no excessive noise recorded by noise patrol, no upsets at refinery noted, no odors found and no unusual activities noted

Investigation Delay: 5

Accident Report Filed:

102266

1/11/2008
Description: Extremely loud "swoodshing" noise from refinery; very loud in room, foul odor

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: refinery reported to be in normal operation during this time frame with no upsets

Investigation Delay: 7

Accident Report Filed:

102084

1/6/2008
Description: complainant sent pics showing N & S from her house, also noted it has been extremely noisy this weekend, constant high pitch tone with loud refinery background noise all day and night, have been asking since April what noise abatement is planned and how LDEQ can continue to permit renewal and modification w/o addressing bright lights and noise

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: contact with facility indicated no unusual activity was occurring at the time of the complaint, but wind conditions did cause some smoke from a steam vent to cross St. Bernard Highway

Investigation Delay: 17

Accident Report Filed:

102083

1/4/2008
Description: Excessive flaring and noise coming from refinery

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: refinery has a noise and odor patrol that is run twice a day and as needed, no areas of concern noted

Investigation Delay: 19

Accident Report Filed:

102050

1/3/2008
Description: Huge amounts of smoke from lower North stack; other emissions noted; by late afternoon, burnt smell noted

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Malfunction during start up of C3/C4 splitter after automatic safety shutdown, at time of incident, there was a north/northwest wind, contact with facility indicated that there was an FCC upset at the time of the complaint, lost main air blower but t

Investigation Delay: 20

Accident Report Filed:

102011

1/2/2008
Description: Loud refinery background noises; South flare has low flare with continuing white smoke; 2 incinerators have white smoke blowing; North flare has large flame (suspiciously quiet)

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: main air blower at #2 FCCU experienced a safety shutdown on 1/2/08, feed was cut to the #2 FCCU and light ends were diverted to the flare, incident was caused by response of the sysem to one of the automatic safety interlocks in the system so no huma

Investigation Delay: 21

Accident Report Filed:

102043

1/2/2008
Description: Thick black smoke…ogoing all day

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: FCC had an upset when main air blower went down, resulted in a release of some CFFU catalyst and a release to the flare from the FCCU Fractionator, malfunction during start up of C3/C4 splitter after automatic safety shutdown

Investigation Delay: 21

Accident Report Filed:

103540

2/29/2008
Description: lots of white smoke out of flare, stinks

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: caller probably referring to the permitted release of catalyst fines from the catalytic cracking unit and is a common/normal event

Investigation Delay: 10

Accident Report Filed:

103542

2/29/2008
Description: continuous stream of black smoke from the flare, stinks like burnt gas

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Murphy started up the hydrobon unit and had some initial flaring during start-up, duration was fairly brief and exceeded no permits or RQ's

Investigation Delay: 10

Accident Report Filed:

103288

2/20/2008
Description: flare had huge puff of black smoke followed by blue flame, followed by continuous black smoke and mud sediment runoff every time it rains

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: platformer was in process of being shut down for a turnaround, there was a 90 second release to the flare, there was also a solenoid failure and was replaced at the Area 4 Chiller, either of these incidents could have caused a flaring incident of bri

Investigation Delay: 11

Accident Report Filed:

103229

2/20/2008
Description: excessive flaring and loud noises from facility

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: flaring with associated light and noise are normal parts of refinery operation

Investigation Delay: 15

Accident Report Filed:

103263

2/19/2008
Description: refinery had large flaring, noise, and bad odors, request for permit to construct outside their fenceline

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: flaring with associated light and noise are normal part of refinery operation

Investigation Delay: 17

Accident Report Filed:

103130

2/15/2008
Description: lots of white smoke with really large flare

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: plant was in normal operation, problem was with a regulator on the purchased natural gas, the regulator failed and was replaced

Investigation Delay: 4

Accident Report Filed:

102842

2/5/2008
Description: sent photos on long black smoke episode; called facility and was tld there was a process, later there was a huge flame at North flare but no black smoke

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Incident caused when boiler #6 went down, cause of failure was later found to be a faulty gas regulator, Caused #5 also to take a safety shut down on overload and the upset cascaded into the process units. Plant restart took place over several hour

Investigation Delay: 6

Accident Report Filed: 102854

104321

3/28/2008
Description: school has been torn down and is now being filled in, no silt screeing for containmnt of dust, blowing offsite

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Murphy Construction Co (not Murphy Oil) did a demolition project for the St. Bernard Parish School Board at Palmisano and Judge Perez in Chalmette, site visit found site to be deserted and fenced, there was no blowing sand, Murphy portion of contract

Investigation Delay: 4

Accident Report Filed:

103905

3/13/2008
Description: Murphy's south flare burning huge bright orange flame

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: electrical failture in the DHT (distillate hydrotreater), breaker failed and shut down the plant, breaker was replaced with an equivalent breaker of a different brand and an investigation was conducted regarding the cause of the failure

Investigation Delay: 39

Accident Report Filed: 103894

103757

3/8/2008
Description: large bright orange flame trailing black smoke emission, all day flaring with the visible black smoke

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no noted upsets, releases, or unusual events during the time period of the complaint, did note that the Platformer Unit was restarted the prior day and possibly there was some residual material which went to the flare

Investigation Delay: 9

Accident Report Filed:

103753

3/7/2008
Description: Extremely loud high pitch constant tone, large yellow flame with lots of white and huge puffs of black smoke

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no noted upsets, releases, or unusual events during the time period of the complaint

Investigation Delay: 10

Accident Report Filed:

105115

4/26/2008
Description: Constant high pitch noise from Murphy Oil; smells like something awful is burning at the plant

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: on the date in question, they had no reports of anything burning at the plant

Investigation Delay: 16

Accident Report Filed:

105073

4/24/2008
Description: caller felt vibrations from plant and saw very large flame of South flare, also having horrible odors

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: compressor in Area 4 tripped three times due to an issue with a component in the lone star compressor, three events were less than 15 seconds each and no exceedances occurred

Investigation Delay: 5

Accident Report Filed:

105099

4/24/2008
Description: horrrible odors being emitted from Murphy Oil

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: malfunction involving the Lone Star Compressor in the Gas Liquids Unit resulting in three distinct and brief flarings or treated fuel gas (methane and ethane), there was smoke, however based on calculations no RQs were exceeded

Investigation Delay: 14

Accident Report Filed:

105021

4/23/2008
Description: large bright flare all day on 4/22, still flaring this morning, horrible odors north of Judge Perez by Despaux Dr

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: fuse on a transformer blew for no apparent reason, caused a shutdown of the platformer and related units, fuse was replaced, transformer was checked out by the plant electrical engineers and then brought back on line

Investigation Delay: 9

Accident Report Filed:

105034

4/23/2008
Description: Murphy's flares have been very active all week, this afternoon the flare has been extremey high and the noise of the flare is very loud

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: fuse on a transformer blew for no apparent reason, caused a shutdown of the platformer and related units, fuse was replaced, transformer was checked out by the plant electrical engineers and then brought back on line

Investigation Delay: 9

Accident Report Filed:

105046

4/22/2008
Description: excessive flaring and strong odors

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: not able to detect any strong or objectionable odors, plants seemed to be in apparent normal operation during visit except for flaring associated with a transformer fuse problem

Investigation Delay: Same Day

Accident Report Filed:

104952

4/21/2008
Description: north flare, large bright yellow flames from flare all day, very strong fuel odor

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: fuse on a transformer blew for no apparent reason, caused a shutdown of the platformer and related units, fuse was replaced, transformer was checked out by the plant electrical engineers and then brought back on line

Investigation Delay: 1

Accident Report Filed:

104909

4/21/2008
Description: fuel smell; large flare all morning at Murphy Oil

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: odor patrol found some mild odors at the waste water plant, odors were reported to be mild and normal for operation of the waste water plant, no human error found

Investigation Delay: 1

Accident Report Filed:

105088

4/21/2008
Description: Some kind of explosion at Murphy Oil around 5 AM. Concerned about exposure to nearby residents

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: fuse on a transformer blew for no apparent reason, caused a shutdown of the platformer and related units, fuse was replaced, transformer was checked out by the plant electrical engineers and then brought back on line, there was one very loud noise wh

Investigation Delay: 11

Accident Report Filed:

105085

4/21/2008
Description: loud boom at approx 4:30 am, caller concerned about what happened

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: fuse on a transformer blew for no apparent reason, caused a shutdown of the platformer and related units, fuse was replaced, transformer was checked out by the plant electrical engineers and then brought back on line, there was one very loud noise wh

Investigation Delay: 11

Accident Report Filed:

104907

4/19/2008
Description: strong fuel smell from Murphy Oil

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: odor patrol found some mild odors at the waste water plant, odors were reported to be mild and normal for operation of the waste water plant, no human error found

Investigation Delay: 3

Accident Report Filed:

104884

4/17/2008
Description: Gaseous odor from Murphy Oil

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: odor patrol found some mild odors at the waste water plant, odors were reported to be mild and normal for operation of the waste water plant, no human error found

Investigation Delay: 5

Accident Report Filed:

104455

4/3/2008
Description: old school town down, now spreading mud, when it dries dust goes offsite, no fencing

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Murphy Construction Co (not Murphy Oil) did a demolition project for the St. Bernard Parish School Board at Palmisano and Judge Perez in Chalmette, site visit found site to be deserted and fenced, there was no blowing sand, Murphy portion of contract

Investigation Delay: Same Day

Accident Report Filed:

105865

5/22/2008
Description: Awful fuel smell from Murphy tank; loud refinery noises

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: odor was from the wastewater bioreactor which was experiencing less than optimal performance, they reduced charge to te WWT system and the bioreactor recovered

Investigation Delay: 13

Accident Report Filed:

105637

5/15/2008
Description: Very large continuous flaring on expected and actual rainy days

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup:

LDEQ Notes:

Investigation Delay: 20

Accident Report Filed:

105589

5/14/2008
Description: Refinery background noise in house; loud vaccuming type noise inside home coming from Murphy Oil Meraux Refinery

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: DEQ has no regulations regarding noise

Investigation Delay: 1

Accident Report Filed:

105590

5/13/2008
Description: Awful Burning smell from Murphy oil; very loud processing refinery backgound noise

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: on the date in question, the reinfery operations were normal

Investigation Delay: 2

Accident Report Filed:

106396

6/12/2008
Description: burnt gaseous odor emitting from Murphy Oil Refinery

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: plant was in apparent normal operation at the time that this complaint was made

Investigation Delay: 18

Accident Report Filed:

106301

6/9/2008
Description: black smoke emitting from both stacks

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: plant was in apparent normal operation at the time that this complaint was made

Investigation Delay: 21

Accident Report Filed:

107366

7/18/2008
Description: very strong fuel smell from Murphy Refinery; has been very loud

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: nothing unusual had occurred at the refinery

Investigation Delay: 11

Accident Report Filed:

107019

7/7/2008
Description: very strong fuel smell at Despaux and Judge Perez from Murphy Refinery

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no releases and the plant was operating normally on the date of the reported bad fuel smells

Investigation Delay: 11

Accident Report Filed:

108338

8/25/2008
Description: three complaints of noise coming from Murphy Oil, starting units up, no release of chemicals to air

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: refinery was in the process of starting units

Investigation Delay: 30

Accident Report Filed:

108253

8/21/2008
Description: large flame in north flare; heliport noises

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: event is considered reasonably unforseeable and qualifies as an "upset," catcracker shutdown lead to intense flaring for approx 30 min, most of the flaring was hydrogen gas

Investigation Delay: 4

Accident Report Filed:

108232

8/21/2008
Description: large flare; immense vibrating

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: event is considered reasonably unforseeable and qualifies as an "upset," catcracker shutdown lead to intense flaring for approx 30 min, most of the flaring was hydrogen gas

Investigation Delay: 1

Accident Report Filed:

108237

8/20/2008
Description: large flames and vibrations from Murphy Oil

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: event is considered reasonably unforseeable and qualifies as an "upset," catcracker shutdown lead to intense flaring for approx 30 min, most of the flaring was hydrogen gas

Investigation Delay: 2

Accident Report Filed:

108225

8/20/2008
Description: Refinery has been flaring all week; very large flame at North flare on Wed night at 7:50 PM

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: event is considered reasonably unforseeable and qualifies as an "upset," catcracker shutdown lead to intense flaring for approx 30 min, most of the flaring was hydrogen gas

Investigation Delay: 2

Accident Report Filed:

108185

8/19/2008
Description: loud rumbling looked like it was coming from flare

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: work on plant start-up occurred and no reportable emissions were recorded

Investigation Delay: 60

Accident Report Filed:

108165

8/19/2008
Description: Murphy is letting out a lot of steam, both flares have very large flames, process wakes up complainant

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: work on plant start-up occurred and no reportable emissions were recorded, emergency shutdown of plant occurred on 8/16/2008

Investigation Delay: 60

Accident Report Filed:

108189

8/18/2008
Description: still has large flame from North Flare since weekend emergency shutdown

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: work on plant start-up occurred and no reportable emissions were recorded

Investigation Delay: 60

Accident Report Filed:

108105

8/16/2008
Description: large flames coming from both stack; enourmous amount of black smoke being discharged

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup:

LDEQ Notes:

Investigation Delay: 240

Accident Report Filed:

109715

9/30/2008
Description: very strong fuel smell on St. Bernard Hwy while driving through Murphy Refinery

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Murphy unaware of any upsets/releases that occurred

Investigation Delay: 22

Accident Report Filed:

109626

9/28/2008
Description: large plume of smoke from flare

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Murphy unaware of any upsets/releases that occurred

Investigation Delay: 24

Accident Report Filed:

109512

9/23/2008
Description: large flare ups with enoumous amounts of smoke

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: plant start up with debutanizers occurred and no reportable emissions recorded

Investigation Delay: 28

Accident Report Filed:

109510

9/23/2008
Description: loud refinery noises, black brownish smoke from a stack; start up mode

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: they were starting up the butanizer unit, no releases above reportable quantity

Investigation Delay: 29

Accident Report Filed:

109393

9/18/2008
Description: loud refinery processing noise and horrible smell

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Murphy representative unaware of any spills, upsets, or releases that occurred on 9/16/08

Investigation Delay: 34

Accident Report Filed:

109219

9/16/2008
Description: large flames from Murphy with smoke

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Murphy representative unaware of any spills, upsets, or releases that occurred on 9/16/08

Investigation Delay: 65

Accident Report Filed:

108958

9/12/2008
Description: Fumes in air after Hurricane Gustav; observed numerous flare ups and black plumes of smoke

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: plant start-up occurred in phases, no reportable emission recorded

Investigation Delay: 39

Accident Report Filed:

108768

9/10/2008
Description: Murphy Oil Refinery emitted very large amount of dark black smoke followed by huge flame

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: plant start up occurred in phases, no reportable emissions recorded

Investigation Delay: 70

Accident Report Filed:

108576

9/8/2008
Description: white dust residue from Refinery covering neighborhood

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup:

LDEQ Notes:

Investigation Delay: 34

Accident Report Filed:

110460

10/28/2008
Description: huge puffs of white smoke followed by several puffs of black smoke; both flares from Murphy very large; smoky smell

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: pressure test of the hydrocracker was conducted on that date and some product may have been sent to flare, but Murphy was not aware of any upset

Investigation Delay: 24

Accident Report Filed:

110363

10/25/2008
Description: smoky discharge and smells

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: pressure test of the hydrocracker was conducted on that date and some product may have been sent to flare, but Murphy was not aware of any upset

Investigation Delay: 26

Accident Report Filed:

110202

10/19/2008
Description: large flare up, large quantity of smoke, loud rumble heard inside residence

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: upset condition occurred in the alky depropanizer, imalance in the process caused a 20 min flare until the imbalance could be corrected

Investigation Delay: 114

Accident Report Filed:

110159

10/16/2008
Description: huge flames with smoke

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: upset condition occurred on the MDH unit, compressor tripped on high temperature due to suction and discharge valves on the compressor, a spare compressor was installed while repairs were completed

Investigation Delay: 75

Accident Report Filed:

110978

11/21/2008
Description: refinery rumblings from flares woke up complainant, both flares large flames, rumbling continued

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no odor complaints received by Murphy, no releases were verified, they did have a brief flare for approx 8-9 min

Investigation Delay: 18

Accident Report Filed:

110880

11/17/2008
Description: huge flare; abundance of white smoke, emisisons from incinerator stack (more than usual)

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: upset condition occurred in the Vacuum unit, last boiler (B6) caused the condition due to low fluid pressure due to regulator problems from the natural gas supply from the vendor, flare lasted at max intensity for 20 min and low intensity for approx

Investigation Delay: 50

Accident Report Filed:

110831

11/16/2008
Description: very large flame with enoumous plume of smoke

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: unit tripped due to a cracked low pressure regulator on their incoming low pressure natural gas line, unit was shut down and gas was sent to flare

Investigation Delay: 5

Accident Report Filed:

111628

12/26/2008
Description: Odors in air from Murphy.

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup:

LDEQ Notes:

Investigation Delay: 78

Accident Report Filed:

111601

12/23/2008
Description: Gaseous odor from Murphy Oil

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Met with Murphy representative on 1/6/09. Recived Odor Abatement Plan on 2/18/09. No individual follow ups.

Investigation Delay: 74

Accident Report Filed:

111629

12/23/2008
Description: Rumbling from refinery woke up complainant at 6:30 am, white smoke discharge from large North flare, strong smells

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup:

LDEQ Notes:

Investigation Delay: 0

Accident Report Filed:

111547

12/19/2008
Description: odor, gas/oil type odor--very bad for past 2 days

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: Met with Murphy representative on 1/6/09. Recived Odor Abatement Plan on 2/18/09. No individual follow ups.

Investigation Delay: 77

Accident Report Filed:

111446

12/14/2008
Description: strong odor from Murphy refinery--unable to stay outside

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no odors or loud noises that day, nothing unusual noted

Investigation Delay: 8

Accident Report Filed:

111381

12/11/2008
Description: black smoke being emitted from flare

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: snow day at the facility, suddenly experienced a sudden drop in temperature, facility had to go to flare, but opacity never exceeded 20%

Investigation Delay: 11

Accident Report Filed:

111272

12/8/2008
Description: loud refinery noises with vibrations to house, lots of steaming with high pitch, constant tone

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no problem noted with the facility, surveyed perimeter of facility for noise/unusual odors around 8:30 AM but didn't observe any loud noise or odors

Investigation Delay: 10

Accident Report Filed:

111247

12/4/2008
Description: complainant has noticed choking smell from Murphy Oil tanks for several years

Health Effects: makes eyes water. Concerned that chemicals may be causing cancer in the area

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no odor complaints received by Murphy, no releases were verified, they did have a brief flare for approx 8-9 min

Investigation Delay: 5

Accident Report Filed:

111211

12/2/2008
Description: noticed one flare putting off smoke both nights from Murphy, smell not present daylight hours both days

Health Effects:

LDEQ Followup: yes

LDEQ Notes: no odor complaints received by Murphy, no releases were verified, they did have a brief flare for approx 8-9 min

Investigation Delay: 7

Accident Report Filed: