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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #75954
State Police #05-0010
Accident Date2005-01-03
Report Date 2005-01-10
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
Sulfur Dioxide5 Hrs 33 MSouth Flare - EPN # 3 - 77NOYESNO37,752.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide3 Hrs 20 MNo information givenNOYESNO12,064.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Surge of acid gas feed during hydrocracker startup

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

There is no reason given for the hydrobracker startup. Two incidents were reported in one letter.