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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #84114
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State Police #05-08439
Accident Date2005-11-24
Report Date 2005-11-29
Follow-up Date 2006-08-15
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
OilNo information givenCoker UnitNONONO 
Hydrogen SulfideNo information givenCoker UnitNONONO 
XyleneNo information givenCoker UnitNONONO 
Polycyclic Aromatic HydrocarbonsNo information givenCoker UnitNONOYES 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Incident was due to a level controller malfunction.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

As stated in the report from 08/15/06, Motiva has not yet determined if this incident was preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

A level controller malfunctioned, allowing the liquid to go into a blowdown system which vents into the atmosphere. About 15 barrels of crude was released and contained. Unknown quantities of Xylene and Hydrogen Sulfide were released.