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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #95549
State Police #07-01986
Accident Date2007-04-22
Report Date 2007-04-27
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNONOYES6,828.0 pounds
Butene14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNONOYES3,041.0 pounds
Propylene14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNONOYES4,814.0 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNOYESYES20.0 pounds
1,3-Butadiene14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNONOYES18.0 pounds
Ethylene14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNONOYES169.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNONONO154.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNOYESNO1,505.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNOYESYES123.0 pounds
Flammable Vapor14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNONOYES1,000.0 pounds
Hydrocarbon14h 45mFlare/Safety valve releaseNONOYES579.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

leaking seal/safety valve release

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Several actions were taken to avoid or reduce the environmental impacts from this incident. The different gas streams were redirected in a manner appropriate to minimize emissions.