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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #105713
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State Police #08-02855
Accident Date2008-05-19
Report Date 2008-05-23
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
CobaltNo information givenno informaiton given/leakNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Catylitic caustic scrubber in Merox unit leaked from an underground line, resulting in a release of a catalyst solution.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

incident report due to potential impact to public due to the close proximity to railroad. Material did not leak to rail line. Update- cobalt contained in catalytic reagent determined not to be radioactive. Remediated by mixing with sand, shovelled up and placed in labeled drum