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Calumet Lubricants 8 (1214), Shreveport

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #121336
State Police #10-0497
Accident Date2010-02-05
Report Date 2010-02-10
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
No Information GivenNo Information GivenBelco Tail Gas Unit (B2001 CO Boiler/WGS)NONONO 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

EXPLOSION of Belco tail gas SRU (sulfur recovery unit) "resulting in a long term loss of the scrubber" Report lists no releases/emissions, states that there were no injuries. FIRE.

Discharge Preventable - No

"SRU 2 and SRU 3 were down. The Belco Thermal Oxidizer was down. Nitrogen was being introduced into the unit to provide an inert atmosphere."

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. "Belco unit isolated. area barricaded. all sulfur producing units were idled in a controlled manner" Off site impact: "Some residential damage from explosion shockwave"; no environmental impact noted.