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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #115235
State Police #09-02613
Accident Date2009-05-24
Report Date 2009-06-01
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 Dioxide0.5 hrNorth flare from hydrocrakerNOYESNO4,000.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Automatic safety shutdown of the hydrocracker unit. Cause flaring at North flare.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Notes/Remedial Actions

RQ exceeded. Secured and re-started hydrocracker.