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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #05-08791
Accident Date2005-12-09
Report Date 2005-12-15
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
Crude Oil7 hours, 55 minutesleak from underground section of pipingNONONO1,260.0 gallons
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)7 hours, 55 minutesleak from underground section of pipingNONOYES9,253.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

the leak was caused by external corrosion

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

the line was blocked out and temporarily removed from service; the section of the line that leaked is being repaired before the line is returned to service;Discharge was not preventable because there were no previous leaks on this underground section ofline