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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #92412
State Police #06-07340
Accident Date2006-12-04
Report Date 2006-12-11
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 Oxide0 h 19 m#1 FlareNOYESYES6.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide0 h 19 m#2 FlareNOYESNO1,946.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

shut down of interstage cooler causing trip of WGC

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Resetting alarms to appropriate levels; reinforced training of the operators on WGS operations at low temperatures.