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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #94074
State Police #07-00281
Accident Date2007-02-19
Report Date 2007-02-26
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
Naphtha0h 57mUnit 294NONOYES24,192.0 gallons
Benzene0h 57mUnit 294NONOYES126.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The pump shaft bering in the LOw Sulfur Gasoline Unit failed causing significant pump vibrations. The vibrations caused the nuts on the bolts of the suction and discharge of hte pump to back out. A small portion of release vaporized to atmosphere a portion was collected in the wastewater system and a portion condensed into the the ground adjacent to the unit.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Water deluge system was activated and motor operated valves were activated to secure the pump. The LSG unit was shut down.