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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #107837
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State Police #08-04810
Accident Date2008-08-06
Report Date 2008-08-13
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
Sulfuric Acid0 h 5 mHose at the Water Treatment PlantNONONO188.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

a pump suction hose ruptured.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Although acid entered a stormwater drainpipe and flowed into an open ditch and culvert to the south, Motiva states that there was no offsite impact. Motiva's Process Engineering Dept conducted an evaluation of the hose and recommended a more compatible hose type (Stallion Acid-Chemical resistant Teflon-lined hose). New hose installed 8/7/08. In addition, Motiva's Pressure Integrity Inspection group will conduct a weekly visual inspection of the hose. Release exceeded the 1,000 pound reportable quantity for sulfuric acid