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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #79847
State Police #05 - 03970
Accident Date2005-06-15
Report Date 2005-06-21
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 Dioxide2 Hrs 5 MSouth Flare - EPN # 3 - 77NOYESNO20,520.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Malfunction of the steam trap allowed condensate into the Amine unit reboiler, triggering a series of events resulting in the incident

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Steam trap repaired