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Marathon Ashland Petroleum (3165), Garyville

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #121186
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State Police #10-00607
Accident Date2010-01-31
Report Date 2010-02-05
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 Dioxide17mFLARE - North & South Ground Flares; Thermal Oxidizers #1, #2, #3; GME Thermal Oxidizer #1, #2NOYESNO471.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide17mFLARE - North & South Ground Flares; Thermal Oxidizers #1, #2, #3; GME Thermal Oxidizer #1, #2NOYESYES21.8 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)17mFLARE - North & South Ground Flares; Thermal Oxidizers #1, #2, #3; GME Thermal Oxidizer #1, #217mNONOYES7.6 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

Brief power outage caused multiple operating units to briefly shut down including sulfur plants. FLARE.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

No info given as to cause of power outage.

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. No reportable quantities were exceeded. Units brought back online quickly, and had to flare.