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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #94118
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2007-02-22
Report Date 2007-03-01
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
Gas Oilno information givenSpillNONONO58.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

safety valve was blocked causing steam to have flange undergo thermal expansion

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Valve blocking the outlet of the pressure release valve was opened. All valves in similar service will be checked and contaminated soil was disposed of.