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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77051_a
State Police #05-0575_a
Accident Date2005-02-19
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
Particulate Matter9 Hrs 30 MNorth Flare 20-72NOYESNOBRQ
Sulfur Dioxide9 Hrs 30 MNorth Flare 20-72NOYESNO38,367.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Hydorbarbon breakthrough from the Amine Unit to the SRU due to plugging in the Tail Gas Treater (TGT)

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Replaced packing and a valve in the Tail Gas Treater