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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #99243
State Police #07-05320
Accident Date2007-09-06
Report Date 2007-09-13
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
Sulfur DioxideNo information given.Thermal Oxidizer #2NOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

In Valero's SRU 30 unit, one of the feeds to the unit contained hydroCarbon, which upset the normal operating parameters in the unit. Consequently, it caused excess Sulfur Dioxide emissions.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

They tried to remove the hydroCarbon in the feed and stabilized the process unit.