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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #80857
State Police #05-05076
Accident Date2005-07-28
Report Date 2005-08-04
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)30 MFugitive EmissionsNONOYES125.0 pounds
Particulate Matter30 MFugitive EmissionsNOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Failed tubing to a pressure guage in the Distillate Hydrotreater Unit caused a fire

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

The report says hydrocarbons were released but does not say which one.