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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #100949
State Police #07-06863
Accident Date2007-11-10
Report Date 2007-11-16
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
Methyl Ethyl Ketone8matmospheric safety valve releaseNONOYESunknown

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Barge worker did not reopen vapor outlet and overpressure began

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Exxon Mobile reported that since this incident was the cause of a barge worker that it is the responsibility of Kirby barge to submit a follow up report with details and release quantities.