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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #97173
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State Police #07-03241
Accident Date2007-06-17
Report Date 2007-06-21
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
Water5h 45mLeak-tower leakNONONO413.0 pounds
Methane5h 45mLeak-tower leakYESNOYES34.0 pounds
Ethane5h 45mLeak-tower leakNONOYES38.0 pounds
Propane5h 45mLeak-tower leakNONOYES31.0 pounds
Flammable Vapor5h 45mLeak-tower leakNONOYES3,275.0 pounds
Butane5h 45mLeak-tower leakNONOYES63.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide5h 45mLeak-tower leakNONONO81.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)5h 45mLeak-tower leakNONOYES3,275.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Internal and external

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Tower shut down to stop leak. Tower repaired before returned to service