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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #121535
State Police #10-0622
Accident Date2010-02-17
Report Date 2009-02-24
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Hydrogen Sulfideno information givenFLARE: B8 flareNONONOBRQ
Sulfur Dioxideno information givenFLARE: B8 flareNOYESNOBRQ
Nitrous Oxideno information givenFLARE: B8 flareYESYESYESBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)no information givenFLARE: B8 flareNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

relief valve at the C4 unit released sending sour hydrocarbons to the B8 flare. FLARE.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

no info given