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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #98459
State Police #07-2692
Accident Date2007-08-07
Report Date 2007-08-09
Follow-up Date 2007-08-20
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Flammable Gas15 mProduct Dock 1NONOYES346.0 pounds
Benzene15 mProduct Dock 1NONOYES1.8 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

During loading of gasoline onto the ship moored at the product dock. An odor prompted an investigation that found a leaking vacuum breaker valve on the marine vapor recover system leaking. LDEQ report states that the vacuum breaker malfunctioned and started leaking vapors.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operator immediately shutdown the vessel loading and maintenance replaced the valve. Below reportable quantities.