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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77051
State Police #05-0575
Accident Date2005-02-21
Report Date 2005-03-11
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 Dioxide126 Hrs#2 Sulfur Recover Unit Incinerator (1-93)NOYESNO15,503.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

When they tried to re start after the following problem, they found a number of "mechanical problems," like plugged packing and a leak in a valve

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Two incidents were listed in one report