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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77688
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State Police #05-0792
Accident Date2005-03-18
Report Date 2005-04-20
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
Particulate MatterShip Keystone TexasNOYESNO 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Other - See text

Source of black material was the ship "Keystone Texas" leaving the Motiva dock while releasing a large amount of smoke out of its boilers during initial power build-up. This black soot settled over Norco. The source of the material was not Shell or Motiva.

Discharge Preventable - Not Applicable

Notes/Remedial Actions

Citizen complaint of a black oily particulate being released into the air.