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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #05-02138
Accident Date2005-04-02
Report Date 2005-04-07
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Silica AluminaNo Information Givenwet gas scrubber purge lineNONONO4.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

purge line leak

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

It was determined that 65 gallons or 543 pounds of Wet Gas Scrubber Purge was released to the soil (which contained the 4 pounds of silica-alumina catalyst fines, 5 pounds of sulfites, and less than 0.1 pounds of ammonia; contaminated soil removed and remediated; approximately 12,000 pounds of soil were removed and sent to our SABRE Unit for recycling; this spill was reported as a result f an abundance of caution because a similar spill earlier in the week was reportable for 1000 pounds of a ld with an MSDS being released offsite- it was later determined that this spill was much smaller than the earlier reported incide