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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77748
State Police #05-0913
Accident Date2005-03-21
Report Date 2005-03-24
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 Dioxide1 Hr 15 MSouth Flare - EPN # 3 - 77NOYESNO11,067.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide1 Hr 30 M#3 Sulfur Recover Unit Incinerator (#5-00)NOYESNO159.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A fuse was blown during the replacement of a faulty solenoid on the city gas control valve at the incinerator

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

There appear to be two state police #'s for this report. The other is 05-01888. Solenoid failure and fuse malfunction have been dealt with, as these were the cause of the problems.