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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #117771
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State Police #092840
Accident Date2009-09-04
Report Date 2009-09-11
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)3h 15mflareNONOYES381.4 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide3h 15mflareNOYESYES101.0 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide3h 15mflareNOYESYES11.2 pounds
Carbon Monoxide3h 15mflareNOYESNO224.2 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide3h 15mflareNONONOBRQ
Sulfur Dioxide3h 15mflareNOYESNOBRQ
Benzene3h 15mflareNONOYES18.6 pounds
n-Hexane3h 15mflareNONONO133.6 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Crude unit upset resulted in intermittent flaring from 3 different process vessels.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Reduced rates and shutdown isomerzation and LRU unit to minimize flaring until flow rates could be stabilized. Same issue as the release on the previous day.