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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #95462
State Police #07-01921
Accident Date2007-04-19
Report Date 2007-04-30
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
Methane7 h 30 mWaste Gas CompressorYESNOYES1,201.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Other

see notes. natural gas was escaping from the natural gas supply regulator for the engine driver of the the Waste Gas Compressor.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

operators attempted to stop the leak by adjusting the supply pressure. The compressor was shutdown and the gas supply header was isolated. Internal bladder replaced.