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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #112352
State Police #09-0290
Accident Date2009-01-28
Report Date 2009-01-28
Follow-up Date 2009-02-04
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide17hValveNOYESNO6,250.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide17hValveNONONO15.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

An upset of the refinery's evulated-bed residuum hydrocracker (H-Oil Unit)cause the emitting of sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from flaring of hydrogen and hydrocarbons. A valve failure most likely caused the incident.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given


Notes/Remedial Actions

Operations took action to begin the process of stabilizing, slowing down and shutting down the H-Oil Unit, as necessary.