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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #98585
State Police #07-04631
Accident Date2007-08-11
Report Date 2007-08-17
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
Diglycolamine55 h 0 mCat Feed Hdyrotreater Unit (CFHT) / EPN 28NONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

leak started on the rich DGA pipe from the DGA Contractor on the Cat Feed Hydrotreater Unit.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Temporary clamp partially contained the leak until the permanent clamp could be manufactured and installed on 8/13/07. Follow-up letter of 9/19/07 revises amt of release from 5333 lbs to an unspecified amt below 5000 lbs.