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Calumet Lubricants 1 (1224), Princeton

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #84677
State Police #05-4686
Accident Date2005-12-18
Report Date 2005-12-28
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide112 hSulfur Recovery Unit (SRU) - Hydrocal Unit 1 Flare (Point Source No PH-25)NOYESNO8,342.5 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide112 hSulfur Recovery Unit (SRU) - Hydrocal Unit 1 Flare (Point Source No PH-25)NONONO170.3 pounds

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Bypass of the sulfur recovery unit [SFU] to the flare during an unscheduled shutdown.

Discharge Preventable - No

Refinery states that shutdown of the Sulfur recover unit was not predictable or preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Refinery was not initially granted variance by LDEQ. Is currently requesting another variance to emit more sulfur dioxide while working to adjust process controls and equipment design.