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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #98053
State Police #07-04126
Accident Date2007-07-23
Report Date 2007-07-27
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
Particulate Matter0 h 13 mTank 20D-12 (EIQ 20D-12)NOYESNO 
Sulfur Dioxide0 h 13 mTank 20D-12 (EIQ 20D-12)NOYESNO 
Nitrogen Dioxide0 h 13 mTank 20D-12 (EIQ 20D-12)NOYESYES2.0 pounds
Carbon Monoxide0 h 13 mTank 20D-12 (EIQ 20D-12)NOYESNO 
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)0 h 13 mTank 20D-12 (EIQ 20D-12)NONOYES0

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

While conducting demolition activities on the tank 20D-I2 floating roof, a fire began due to cutting of the roof with acetylene torches where residual hydrocarbon remained in the floating roof pontoon.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Motiva will inspect pontoons and other difficult to access areas that may contain hydrocarbon, and remove any material present prior to resuming demolition activiti