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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #84612
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State Police #05-08964
Accident Date2005-12-15
Report Date 2005-12-16
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
Flammable GasNo information givenHydrogen and hydrocracker unitsNONOYES 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

An unexpected piping failure on an exchanger led to a release of Hydrogen and a subsequent shutdown of the hydrogen and hydrocracker units.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operations personnel immediately took corrective actions to safely shut down the units and to minimize emissions. Data gathering and investigations to perform calculations and determine root cause is ongoing.