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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #100575
State Police #07-06552
Accident Date2007-09-04
Report Date 2007-11-01
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
Compressed Flammable GasNo information given#2 Coker UnitNONOYESBRQ
Hydrogen SulfideNo information given#2 Coker UnitNONONOBRQ
BenzeneNo information given#2 Coker UnitNONOYESBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)No information given#2 Coker UnitNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

flare isolation unit on coke drum didn't seal when closed. Opened drum to cut it, flare gas backed into drum to atmosphere.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

No information given