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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77339
State Police #05-0718
Accident Date2005-03-03
Report Date 2005-03-10
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide50 MNorth FlareNOYESNO705.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide50 MNorth Flare 20-72NOYESNO705.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

automatic shutdown of the Sour Gas Compressor in the Distillate Hydrotreater

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Says they will submit a more complete report by Monday, March 14