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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #81253
State Police #05-05484
Accident Date2005-08-12
Report Date 2005-08-19
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 Dioxide6 Hrs 30 MSouth Flare - EPN # 3 - 77NOYESNO1,535.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Fluctuating acid gas rates from steam system

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Turned down the system and got the flow to where it should be.