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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #81118
State Police #05-05341
Accident Date2005-08-09
Report Date 2005-08-12
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 Dioxide4 Hrs 40 M#3 Sulfur Recover Unit Incinerator (#5-00)NOYESNO1,164.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A faulty solenoid in the main curner gas control valve caused the release

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

They replaced the part