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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #82599
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State Police #05-06648
Accident Date2005-09-23
Report Date 2005-10-03
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
Process WaterNo information givenProcess Wastewater Treatment UnitNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Weather

Excessive rainfall from Hurricane Rita resulted in the Process WasteWater treatment Unit tank filling to storm water surge capacity. In order to alleviate flowing within the refinery and maximize flow throught he treatment system the final pressures and filters of the WWTU were bypassed.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

In order to ensure that permit limits are not exceeded, Motiva carefully monitors the bypass as long as it is occurring.