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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #96051 / 96092
State Police #07-02385
Accident Date2007-05-10
Report Date 2007-05-16
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
Nitrogen OxideNo information given#1 FlareNOYESYES24.0 pounds
Nitrogen DioxideNo information given#1 FlareNOYESYES 
Sulfur DioxideNo information given#1 FlareNOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Design

after renovation, a low point develops in flare line. Liquid accumulation is blown to flare during coker cycle blow down.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Letter written to rescind notification of 5/10 concerning release of SO2. Letter states that NO and NO2 were BRQ. Layout of the flare line is being checked to allow the plant to eliminate the problem