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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #95467
State Police #07-01930
Accident Date2007-04-19
Report Date 2007-04-26
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
Orthoxylene1 h 45 mOrthoxylene Rundown tanksNONONO685.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

leak on on an orthoxylene product line going to the orthoxylene rundown tanks due to external corrosion.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Repairs will be made to modify plugged line and execute a permanent seal welded repair during the next scheduled shut down. Letter sent to rescind notification of 4/19/07 concerning release of Orthoxylene