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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #79999
State Police #05-04131
Accident Date2005-06-21
Report Date 2005-06-28
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 Dioxide8 Hrs 30 MSouth FlareNOYESNO38,664.0 pounds
Particulate MatterNo information givenNo information givenNOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Wire shorted

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

There was also a power failure - seem to be 2 causes of the problem. The release took place on two days - 6/21 and then 126 lbs on 6/23 when they re started. There were seven complaint calls.