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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #89002
State Police #06-14134
Accident Date2006-07-01
Report Date 2006-07-07
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No Information Provided

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide0 h 15 mNorth Flare (EPN #20-72)NOYESNO1,282.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Unintentional Trip of #2 SRU when console operator inadvertently entered an incorrect set point for the Main Air Valve Positioner.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Was an inadvertant human error

Notes/Remedial Actions

SERC Incident # 06-14134. Acid Gas was routed to the North Flare until #2 SRU was returned to service to cut down env. impact.