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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #86447
State Police #06-01536
Accident Date2006-03-13
Report Date 2006-03-20
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 Dioxide0 h 39 mAE-AOA-05-0109NOYESNO680.0 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide0 h 39 mAE-AOA-05-0109NOYESYES1,821.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide0 h 39 mAE-AOA-05-0109NOYESYES16,393.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Other

loss of power resulted in the unplanned upset of the refinery. External power supplied by Entergy was lost due to activity external to refinery operations. Release from Nos. 1 and 2 Flares.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Specific action taken: met with Entergy to stress the impact of this incident and request that appropriate measures be taken in order to prevent a recurrence.