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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #95360
State Police #07 -01849
Accident Date2007-04-15
Report Date 2007-04-20
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 h 7 mSox Scrubber StackNOYESNO265.0 pounds
Non-speciated Volatile Organic Compounds0 h 7 mSox Scrubber StackNONOYES17,043.0 pounds
Particulate Matter0 h 7 mSox Scrubber StackNOYESNO4.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Other

see notes. the FCC gas expander triggered a shutdown of the FCC. The pressure in the unit discharged to the atmosphere via the Sox scrubber stack.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Letter sent to rescind notification concerning release of SO2 and PM. Cleared the valves of catalyst. Expander was restarted at a reduced rate.