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2/8/2024

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Hazardous Spill Incidents as reported to and released by Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
as of February 15, 2024


Call Louisiana State Police 1-225-925-6595 within 1 hour of the spill incident.
Call LSP HAZ MAT hotline 1-877-925-6595 or 225-925-6595 to report toxic spills

New files released by LDEQ
  • Jan 16 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from an overflowing manhole due to a clogged main line off Prairie Rd in Franklin - St Mary - Region 5
  • Jan 18 - unknown amount of diesel and other unknown material reported spilled from a sunken vessel at Intracoastal Waterway near Industrial Park Rd in Larose - Lafourche - Region 6
  • Jan 12 - unknown amount of ethylene glycol reported on the ground in a culvert at a dog park on Cedar Ridge Ave in Baton Rouge - East Baton Rouge - Region 7
  • Jan 6 - unknown amount of sewage reported to be dumped by a neighbor into a ditch north of Freeland Rd in Jefferson - Elton - ditch is stained black and a rancid smell reported - Region 4

Spill incidents previously posted:
  • Jan 6 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled due to a leak in the pipeline off Hwy 75 in Carville - Iberville - Region 7
  • Dec 20 - unknown amount of high PH wastewater reported spilled during a power outage in Darrow - Ascension - Region 7
  • Dec 11 - unknown amount of unknown material reported spilled from containment due to a damaged valve at West Lake Chemical Plant on the LA-405 in Plaquemine - Iberville Region 6
  • Dec 2 - unknown amount of ammonia released to water during an overflow at a facility on LA-18 in St James - St James - Region 7
  • Dec 15 - unknown amount of nitric acid reported spilled into the soil from an unknown cause on Hwy 2 in Sterlington - Ouachita - Region 3
  • Dec 14 - unknown amount of unknown material reported spilled due to equipment failure on Crowley Eunice Hwy in Eunice - Acadia - Region 5
  • Dec 1 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled into the soil from a heavy rain event causing a power outage at a facility on Gardere Lane in Baton Rouge - East Baton Rouge - Region 7
  • Dec 1 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled into the soil from a leaking clarifier at a facility on Deerfield Loop in Duson - Lafayette- Region 5
  • Nov 6 - unknown amount of crude oil reported spilled to the soil from a leaking line at an unknown facility in Hackberry - Cameron - Region 4
  • Nov 27 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from an overflowed manhole on Louisana Ave in Rosepine - Vernon - Region 4
  • Nov 20 - unknown amount of wastewater reported spilled from Aniline Wastewater due to a pipe with a pinhole leak on River Rd in Gerismar - Ascension - all pumps have been shut down and depressurized as well as remediation to the ground is taking place - Region 7
  • Nov 7 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled due to a sewer line causing back up into private yard on Janna Dr in West Monroe - Ouachita
  • Nov 17 - unknown amount of hydraulic oil reported spilled at Standard Industrial Services off Hwy 14 in New Iberia - LA - investigation conducted and was found that the hydraulic oil bins and catch basins had no oil spilling at the time of investigation
  • Nov 8 - 325 lbs of linpar - straight hydrocarbon also called liquid wax - reported spilled off Old Spanish Rd due to overfilled railcar in Westlake - Calcasieu
  • Nov 14 - raw sewage reported discharging from private property via an underground pipe impacting Manchac Plantation Lake off Old Perkins Rd in Prairieville - Ascension - Region 5
  • Oct 26 - unknown amount of diesel reported spilled on the soil from damaged saddle tank on I-10 E in Vinton - Calcasieu - Region 4
  • Oct 24 - unknown amount of sewage reported backing up from a manhole on Bayou Segmette Ave in Gonzales - Ascension - fecal matter and toilet paper visible - Region 5
  • Oct 29 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled into an unnamed coulee off Plank Circle - Lafayette -Region 5
  • Oct 17 - unknown amount of oil condensate to water from a line at a Water Discharge Facility reported at Pecan Island - Vermillion - Region 5
  • Nov 17 - 1.1 million gallons of crude oil leaking from a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans - Plaquemines Parish - Region 6
  • Oct 16 - unknown amount of sewage released from a lift station on Beau Jolais St in Lafayette - Lafayette Parish - it is reported that only a small amount of lime was used to disinfect a large area - Region 5
  • Oct 5 - sheen noted on the Mississippi River from an unknown source in Plaquemines - Mississippi River impacted - Region 6
  • Sept 23 - black water reported with a foul smell in a drainage ditch behind residential area on St Patrick St in Houma - LA - Region 6
  • Nov 6 non-emergency incident report filed regarding sewage backing up into a building caused by a clogged pipe off Kaliste Saloom Rd in Lafayette. Inspectors found a potable water leak, repairs scheduled for Nov 13 - watershed Region 5
  • Nov 2 - Lafayette water utility found operating with a partially clogged skimmer and sludge return. The aerator and clarifier presented issues with solids, foam, sludge and worms. Operator states the digester not working. The facility discharges to Amselm Coulee leading to the Vermilion River from Lafayette - watershed Region 5
  • Nov 1 - trailer on private propery Silvia Lane in Lake Charles discharging raw sewage into a kiddie pool. watershed Region 4
  • Oct 16 - potent sewage odor coming from unknown facility on Cason Rd in Independence - Tangipahoa - Region 7
  • Oct 16 - 30 gallons of unknown material reported spilled on the side of the road causing an odor to be released on the I-10 in Sulphur - Calcasieu - Region 7
  • Oct 11 - unknown amount of oil reported spilled on West Lake from an unknown source off Mike Hooks Rd in Westlake - Calcasieu - West Lake impacted - oil spill is outside limits of absorbent boom - Region 4
  • Sept 12 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled on the soil from a lift station due to power outage on Main St in Colfax - Grant - Region 1
  • Oct 4 - unknown amounts of unknown petroleum reported spilled from a vessel into Big Lake off Big Lake St in Cameron - LA - Big Lake impacted - sheen noted - Region 4
  • Sept 20 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a malfunctioning lift station on Rue St in Thibodaux - Lafourche - Region 6
  • Sept 1 - unknown amount of raw sewage reported spilled into a blocked ditch due to malfunctioning aerator pump in trailer park sewage pond on Keller Rd in St Amanté - Ascension - Region 7
  • Sept 19 - unknown amount of gasoline reported spilled from a racetrack gas stop due to tanker truck accident in Boutte - St Charles - Region 6
  • Sept 25 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled due to a lift station malfunction on Tannehill Rd in Dodson - Winn - Region 2
  • Sept 24 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a lift station due to a collapsed sewer line on Pine Hills Rd in Calhoun - Ouachita - Region 3
  • Sept 24 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled deliberately by a resident dumping RV Sewage into a private pond on Thomas Rd in Baton Rouge - East Baton Rouge - Region 7
  • Sept 16 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a manhole cover dislodged by a falling tree on Forest Hill Rd in West Monroe - Ouachita - Region 3
  • Sept 11 - oil sheen visible on satellite imagery from the Coast Guard in Plaquemines - spill location, source and cause unknown - Region 6
  • Aug 29 - 5877 lbs of Tertiary Butyl Ethylbenzene and 7479 lbs of Tertiary Butyl Styrene reported spilled in the soil from an overfilled tank on Scenic Hwy in Baton Rouge - East Baton Rouge Region 7
  • Aug 23 - unknown amount of wastewater reported spilled from a construction zone on North Texas Rd and Highschool Dr in De Ridder - Beauregard - Region 4
  • Aug 23 - unknown amount of motor oil reported spilled at oil change facility on SW Railroad Ave in Hammond - Tangipahoa Region 7
  • Aug 21 - unknown amount of diesel reported spilled causing a sheen on Lake Charles off West Tank Farm Rd in Lake Charles - Calcasieu Region 4
  • Aug 3 - unknown amount of diesel reported spilled to soil from a truck with a leaking saddle tank on the I-20 in Greenwood - Caddo - Region 1
  • Aug 1 - unknown amount of chemical reported spilled into a drainage ditch causing unpleasant odors on Cherry St and Railroad Ave in Lake Charles - Calcasieu - Region 4
  • Aug 24 - Less than 1 gallon of muriatic acid reported spilled from a railroad car in motion on Old Spanish Trail in West Lake - Calcasieu Region 4
  • Sept 1 - unknown amount of sewage reported discharging into a ditch in a residential area on Carroll St in Denham Springs - LA Region 7
  • Aug 19 - unknown amount of oil from an unknown source reported in the water at Constance Beach in Cameron - LA - oil residue reported on swimmers - Johnston Bayou impacted Region 4
  • Sept 6 - unknown amount of sewage and water reported pooled in an apartment walkway on West 5th Ave in Oakdale - LA - residents have expressed concerned for elderly neighbors walking through the spill in Region 4
  • Aug 25 - 500000 gallons of sewage released from a malfunctioning lift station on Green Cliff Dr in Walker - LA - Region 5
  • Sept 14 - standing water in a Bayou Dr ditch tests at pH of 11 in Calcasieu - Rapides Parish - Region 4
  • Sept 6 - unknown amounts of sewage reported spilled deliberately from Magnolia Water onto a private residence on Wilderness Dr in Boyce - Rapides - Kincaid Lake impacted Region 5
  • Sept 11 - unknown amount of sewage releasing from an apartment complex clean out on McKeen Pl in Monroe - Ouachita - Region 3
  • Sept 4 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled onto the ground from a lift station due to a power outage on Hemphill Dr in West Monroe - Ouachita - Region 3
  • Sept 1 - unknown amount of sheen noted from an unknown source in Sidwell - St Tammany - Region 5
  • Aug 27 - unknown amount of wood pellets reported spilled into unnamed waterbody from a pair of barges on River Mile Marker 183 in Ascension - LA - Region 5
  • Sept 3 - unknown amount of diesel reported spilled onto the pavement and into a drain from an over filled tank on Sherwood Forest Blvd in Baton Rouge - East Baton Rouge - Region 7
  • Sept 1 - sheen reported on an unknown waterbody in Grand Isle - source unknown - Region 7
  • Aug 30 - unknown amount of crude oil reported spilled onto the deck of a barge due to broken pressure gauage on Ernest Wilson Dr in Port Allen - West Baton Rouge - Region 7
  • Aug 29 - unknown amount of unknown material reported spilled into an unnamed waterbody from a house boat being demolished and the materials thrown into the water along Hwy 444 in Livingston - LA - Region 7
  • Aug 30 - unknown amount of crude oil reported spilled onto the deck of a barge due to broken pressure gage on Ernest Wilson Dr in Port Allen - West Baton Rouge - Region 7
  • Aug 22 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a lift station due to over heating fuel pumps on Hwy 165 N in Monroe - LA - Region 3
  • Aug 28 - unknown amount of gasoline and diesel reported spilled from a leaking fuel pump on S Roadway in New Orleans - LA- fuel stains on the dock visible but no sheen noted - Unnamed waterbody impacted - Region 5
  • Aug 28 - sheen noted on the surface of an aeration basin at Sucrose Dr Wastewater Treatment Plant on Sucrose Dr - New Iberia - Upon inspection no sheen observed and absorbent pads applied - Region 5
  • Aug 24 - unknown amount of oil reported spilled on a cattle pond off of Lank Parker Rd in Ragley - Allen - Upon inspection no sheen or odor noted but a brown residue left behind - Region 4
  • Aug 23 - public inquiry made with LDEQ on the status of old dry cleaners - underground storage tanks - gas leak remediation status around the new construction Denham Springs Elementary School in Denham Springs - Livingston Parish - Region 7
  • Aug 22 - violation notice issued to Gills Market - Tureaus Grocery Deli and Gas Inc for failure to maintain sampling records and failure to submit discharge monitoring reports from July 2019 to Dec 2019, all of 2020, 2021, 2022 to present St Amant - Ascension Parish - Region 7
  • Aug 22 - unknown amount of sewage-wastewater leaking from the wastewater treatment facility for Ramada Inn and Conference Center - New Iberia - Iberia Parish - Region 5
  • Aug 4 - sheen noted from an unknown source on Oaks Canal Measuring 30 by 100 ft in Avery Island - Vermilion Parish
  • July 31 - unknown amount of oxidization pond water reported spilled from excess flow causing the pipe to burst on North Village Dr in Ruston - Lincoln
  • Aug 7 - unknown amount of oil reported spilled on the ground killing vegetation off Barkley Dr in Iowa - Calcasieu - contaminated soil was buried
  • Aug 2 - unknown amount of water reported spilled into a ditch on S Rail Rd Ave in Lacassine - LA - dead vegatation in the water
  • July 26 - unknown amount of sewage spilled due to clogged sewer line on East California Ave in Lincoln - Ruston
  • July 16 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled onto the ground during a power loss event in Bossier - Barksdale
  • July 27 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled into the ditch due to malfunctioning lift station on Church St in Melville - LA
  • July 24 unknown amount of gasoline reported spilled in the soil from a truck roll over on Chico Park Rd in Ville Platte - Evangeline
  • July 22 -unknown amount of sewage reported backing up onto a street due to malfuntioning lift station on Kennedy St in Mamou - Evangeline
  • July 20 - unknown amount of residue smoke and ash reported from a fire on West 5th St in Oberlin - Allen
  • July 17 - unknown material reported spilled into a creek in Olla - LaSalle
  • July 13 - white sheen noted from an unknown source on Lower Mississippi River off Hwy 23 in Belle Chasse - Plaquemines - Lower Mississippi River impacted
  • July 12 - unknown amount of bleach water and unknown materials were reproted spilled on South Sherwood Rd in Baton Rouge - East Baton Rouge - Drains impacted
  • July 5 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled into the soil after a plumbing service was preformed on South 9th St in Monroe - Ouachita
  • June 29 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a lift station on Hwy 139 in Monroe - Ouachita
  • June 29 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from an overflowing manhole on Mammoth Ave in Baton Rouge - LA
  • June 27 - unknown amount of run off reported from construction of a solar farm on Whitehorne Rd in Oakridge - Morehouse
  • June 26 - unknown amount of oil reported to be dumped on the ground from a buisness on McShane Pl in New Orleans - LA
  • June 23 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a contractor running sewage and water drainage to a waterway instead of local sewage on Highland Oaks Ave in Gray - Lafourche
  • June 21 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a malfunctioning lift station on Sundance Dr in Ruston - Lincoln
  • June 21 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a private septic tank and leaking onto private properties and ditches on Byrde Rd in West Monroe - Ouachita
  • June 21 - unknown amount of sewage reported backing up on private property on Class St in West Monroe - Ouachita
  • June 19 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a lift station that was clogged by rags on Maison Dr in Monroe - Ouachita
  • June 18 - sheen noted at Port Allen coming from a vessel on Ernest Wilson Dr in Port Allen - West Baton Rouge
  • June 15 - 200 gallons of wastewater slurry reported spilled from a facility treatment center on Fiberboard Rd in Gambling - Lincoln
  • June 16 - unknown amount of mineral oil reported spilled to the soil from fallen Regionulators on Corbin Ferry Rd in Lake Providence - East Carroll
  • June 12 - unknown amount of sewage reported to be backing up into private yards and running uncontained into the streets on Waldroup Rd Eros - Jackson
  • June 12 - unknown amount of gasoline reported spilled from a neighboring gas company on Keystone Rd in Monroe - Ouachita - when heavy rains occur the gas runs onto neighboring yard and kills grass - strong odor present
  • June 6 - unknown amount of pesticides - fertilzer - herbicides and oil reported to be going through a drain located on a private property on Golf Course Rd in Bernice - Union - Neighbor states that the fish in her pond are dead because of it and a strong odor present
  • June 6 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from an overflowing manhole due to power outage at nearby lift station on Hemphill Dr in West Monroe - Ouachita
  • June 3 - unknown amount of diesel reported spilled from an overfilled tank on a vessel on First St in Gretna - Jefferson - Mississipi River impacted
  • June 2 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a mobile home due to a routed sewage line leading directly to public ditches on Aycock Rd in Monroe - Ouachita
  • May 30 - unknown amount of wastewater reported spilled from a malfunction at an outfall facility on Almonaster Blvd in New Orleans - Orleans
  • May 23 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a neighboring yard onto callers yard on Kiki Rd in Maurice - Vermillion
  • May 17 - unknown amount of manure reported washing up from a neighbors property from Bayou Teche on Hwy 347 in St Martinville - LA
  • May 15 - unknown amount of aluminum cans reported dumped in Bogue Chitto River off Choctaw Rd in Bogalusa - Washington - impact to catfish reported
  • May 13 - unknown amount of oil-contaminated water reported spilled into water from a leaking slop tank at Dock 1 at Mississippi River in Garyville - St John
  • May 12 - 250 gallons of untreated waste water reported spilled from an overflowing manhole due to grease blockage on Filmore Dr in Monroe - LA
  • May 2 - unknown amount of crude oil reported spilled from a pinhole leak in a well in Centerville - St Mary
  • May 12 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from an overflowing manhole onto the soil on Harding Dr in Monroe – Ouachita
  • May 11 - gas pockets are reported erupting in the soil around a private residence releasing sheen along with a strong odor on Hardwood Dr in West Monroe – LA
  • May 11 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a sewage treatment plant along Highway 22 in Ponchatoula - Tangipahoa
  • May 8 - unknown amount of motor oil reported spilled deliberately into a ditch near the city lift station on Allen St in Minden – LA
  • May 3 - unknown amount of PH wastewater reported spilled from the drain line being dug into on Highway 2 in Ouachita – Sterlington
  • May 1 - unknown amount of sewage reported to be backing up into a private yard and standing in nearby ditches on Hanna St in Gilbert - Franklin


  • Spill Emergency: 
    Call Louisiana State Police 1-225-925-6595 within 1 hour of the spill incident.
    call LSP HAZ MAT hotline 1-877-925-6595 or 225-925-6595

    *The hazardous materials hot line is staffed by the Right-to-Know Unit and is the reporting point to the LSP for a chemical spill or emergency. Any transporter, manufacturer, storage facility, or anyone involving the handling of any Regionulated hazardous material must contact the LSP immediately to report any spillage or threat to public safety.

    National Response Center (NRC) at 1-800-424-8802

    24-hour emergency line staffed by US Coast Guard for oil spills on water.

    An emergency spill situation is defined as any condition that could reasonably be expected to endanger the health and safety of the public or cause significant adverse impact to the environment.

    For non-emergency spills:

    Call Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 24 hour Hotline 1-225-342-1234

    Or, SPOC office line  1-225-219-3640 (within 24 hours of the spill, follow up with a written report in 7 days)

    _DEQ-CustomerServiceCenter@la.gov

     

    Louisiana's oil spill rules generally follow the federal standards.

    Any unauthorized spills of one barrel (42 gallons) of oil or more is considered the reportable amount.  These and spills of unknown amount must be reported to DEQ within 24 hours, or in the case of an emergency event, see above, call State Police immediately.

    All reportable spills (emergency or not) must be followed up within 7 days with a written report.  Consult with LA DEQ for guidance on detailing your spill incident, check the national requirements for reporting oil spills, and LA release notification requirements.  Seek out information on Spill Prevention Planning.

     “oil” includes but is not limited to: gasoline, crude oil, fuel oil, diesel oil, lubricating oil, sludge, oil refuse, oil mixed with wastes, and any other petroleum related product.

    “chemical” spills include all toxic substances, note “Any transporter, manufacturer, storage facility, or anyone involving the handling of any Regionulated hazardous material must contact the LSP immediately to report any spillage or threat to public safety.”  Refer to LA Department of Health Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology page for more information on reporting (https://ldh.la.gov/page/834)

    Note that all spills must be cleaned up, whether or not they are reportable.

    The OEC Surveillance Division protects the citizens of the state by conducting inspections of permitted and non-permitted facilities, by responding to environmental incidents such as unauthorized releases, spills and citizen complaints, natural disasters, and other emergency situations, by providing compliance assistance to the Regionulated community when appropriate, by assessing and monitoring air and water quality for compliance with standards, and by promoting case information management for vigorous and timely resolution of issues of non-compliance. 

    WTLA gathers spill records data from emergency and non-emergency spill incident reports as received by LA DEQ.    Where inspector’s field notes are available, these details are included.











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