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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #91023
State Police #06-06139
Accident Date2006-10-01
Report Date 2006-10-06
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
Nitrogen Dioxide33 h 4 m#2 Flare - AE-AOA-05-0109 EPN 29NOYESYES30.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

FCCU PGC was tripped during maintenance activities resulting from a fire on Sept. 25, 2006 (incident number 06-06025). When replacing burnt conduit, PGC shut down and resulted in an increased back pressure on the Naphtha stripper tower. PSV lifted to flare 2.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

refinery has initiated an investigation into the cause