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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #111906
State Police #09-00144
Accident Date2009-01-09
Report Date 2009-01-16
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
Sulfur Dioxide1hrSouth FlareNOYESNO235.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

Power interruption to units. Shut down units due to the safety procedures that caused smoke to be released at South Flare.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

RQ not exceeded. Followed operations to secure and re-start the units.Sulfur Recovery Units remained online throughout.Power interruption cause is under investigation.