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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77899
State Police #05-02066
Accident Date2005-03-30
Report Date 2005-04-05
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 42 MSouth Flare - EPN # 3 - 77NOYESNO14,048.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide2 Hrs#3 Sulfur Recover Unit Incinerator (#5-00)NOYESNO248.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Malfunction of the level transmitter on the #2 Amine Acid Gas Knockout Drum

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Replaced level transmitter.