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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2005-03-29
Report Date 2005-04-01
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
AsbestosNo Information GivenReactor drumsNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

During demolition project involving five reactor drums purchased by the previous owner of Valero Refinery, a previous enclosed layer of asbestos containing insulation material revealed.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Valero's response to OSHA complaint alleging hazards - asbestos release into air exposing employees. Demolition ceased and abatement scheduled according to regulations.