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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #76817
State Police #05-0468
Accident Date2005-02-09
Report Date 2005-02-15
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 Dioxide12 HrsNorth Flare 20-72NOYESNO8,250.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

of the Sour Gas Compressor in the Distillate Hydrotreater

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

They replaced gaskets. Note the second letter in the file that corrects the incident date in the original letter.