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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

Releases of Slop Oil

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

Temporary tank
Cause: On 9/25/05, approximately 3 barrels of slop oil were released when a temporary tank was overfilled. The overfill occurred when an alternate route to the temporary tank remained open during the fill-up process.

Followup: Yes

Notes: The spill was contained using sand dikes. Vacuum trucks and soil remediation were utilized for clean-up.
126.0 gallons


Cause: Leak in pipeline--slop oil header at a point of external corrosion.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Motiva emergency personnel immediately cut feed to reduce pipe flow. Vacuum trucks removed slop oil from ground. Motiva personnel clamped the 4" metal pipe 10" above ground level. Slop oil pickup transported to slop oil Tank 409. Impacted soil removed and disposed of at industrial landfill site. Quantity of slop oil released is initially reported to be 3 barrels (126 gallons). The follow-up report claims that the amount of slop oil released was 0.91 barrels (38.33 gallons).
38.2 gallons