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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #76176
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2005-01-12
Report Date 2005-01-18
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 Dioxide15 Hrs 30 M#2 Sulfur Recovery Unit Incinerator #1-93NOYESNO1,647.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide6 Hrs 45 M#2 Sulfur Recovery Unit Incinerator #1-93NOYESNO540.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A hole developed in the chamber wall of the #2 Tail Gas Treater

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

The wall was patched.