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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #108485
State Police #08-05401
Accident Date2008-09-01
Report Date 2008-09-08
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
Sulfur Dioxide96h 45mFLARE- All 8 flaresNOYESNO28,656.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide96h 45mFLARE- All 8 flaresNOYESYES1,314.0 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide96h 45mFLARE-All 8 flaresNOYESYES225.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)96h 45mFLARE-All 8 flaresNONOYES7,690.0 pounds
Propylene96h 45mFLARE-All 8 flaresNONOYES174.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

STORMS-Hurricane Gustav

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Refinery was safely and sytematically shutdown due to the hurricane. Learning from this even will be incorporated into future hurricane preparations.