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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #87621
State Police #06-02782
Accident Date2006-05-04
Report Date 2006-05-10
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
Hydrogen Sulfide3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONONO183.0 pounds
Benzene3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONOYES12.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONOYES1,785.0 pounds
n-Hexane3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONONO56.0 pounds
Toluene3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONONO4.0 pounds
Cyclohexane3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONOYES4.0 pounds
1,3-Butadiene3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONOYES3.0 pounds
Xylene3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONONO 
Ethylbenzene3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONOYES 
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOCs)3h 5 mE-3 exchanger on the CokerNONONO5.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

the leak is believed to have been caused by corrosion and erosion

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

There is no information whatsoever as to why the accident was preventable. Remedial Measures- the bundle was replaced with a new bundle. In the letter to LDEQ, Exxon states that the reportable quantities for hydrogen sulfide and benzene were exceeded