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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #97457
State Police #07-03399
Accident Date2007-06-27
Report Date 2007-07-03
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
Sulfur Dioxide1 h 41 mEmergency Flare SystemNOYESNO1,815.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide1 h 41 mEmergency Flare SystemNOYESYESBRQ
Nitrogen Dioxide1 h 41 mEmergency Flare SystemNOYESYESBRQ
Sulfur Dioxide4 h 0 mSouth FlareNOYESNO798.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

LPG recovery compressor shut down on a high interstage level due to a faulty level indicator

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Temporary modifications made to LPG interstage level bridle. A new LPG Interstage level indication and shut down system has been designed and the parts have been ordered.