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|State Police #||09-04089|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Sulfur Dioxide||50m||flare system||NO||YES||NO||1,161.0 pounds|
|Nitrogen Oxide||50m||flare system||NO||YES||YES||BRQ|
|Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)||50m||flare system||NO||NO||YES||BRQ|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||50m||flare system||NO||NO||NO||BRQ|
Accident Classified As:
PCLA-2 Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit restart caused discharge. Unit unexpectedly shutdown earlier in the day. Restart caused pressure to build and ultimately flaring.
Cause of overhead gas production surge is not yet understood. It is under investigation.
RQ for SO2 exceeded. State Police HAZMAT report and company reports differ in pollutants. Feed was reduced o the unit, temperatures within unit was decreased and compressor was restarted.