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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #81285
State Police #05-05544
Accident Date2005-08-15
Report Date 2005-08-22
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 45 MSouth Flare - EPN # 3 - 77NOYESNO27,860.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide3 Hrs 45 M#3 Sulfur Recovery Unit #5 - 00NOYESNO341.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Malfunction of temperature monitor resulted in a shutdown

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

There were 28 complaint calls made to the refinery!