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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #80591
State Police #05-04794
Accident Date2005-07-18
Report Date 2005-07-25
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 Hrs 40 MSouth Flare - EPN # 3 - 77NOYESNO12,069.0 pounds
Particulate Matter3 Hrs 40 MSouth Flare - EPN # 3 - 77NOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Solids in the #2 SWS Overhead Receiver plugged the vessel's suction line

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

They steamed the lines to clear them.