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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #89105
State Police #06-04250
Accident Date2006-07-07
Report Date 2006-07-14
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 Dioxide5 hNorth Flare (EPN #20-72)NOYESNO29,175.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

safety shutdown of #2 SRU because of a malfunction at the TGT stripper reflux Accumulator Control Valve, which failed to open the N. Flare

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

SERC Incident # 06-04250. That unit had not reached stable operation levels since its startup on June 1, 2006 due to various mechanical malfunctions. Acid gas was routed to the flare until SRU was stabilized- to mitigate env. Impact.