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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77705
State Police #05-0893
Accident Date2005-03-20
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 Dioxide3 Hr#3 Sulfur Recovery UnitNOYESNO319.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide1 Hr 30 MBypass of #2 Amine gas to the SOUTH FLARENOYESNO10,625.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Faulty alarm in the Distributed Control System

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Reviewed all of its alarm systems.