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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #100070
State Police #07-06096
Accident Date2007-10-09
Report Date 2007-10-16
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
Light Alkylate0 h 10 mVapor Recovery Unit Field SumpNONONO266.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

a small quantity of rust had covered the magnet on the rocker arm of the VRU High Level Shutdown Switch, causing it to stick.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operators shut down the VRU ending the discharge. Switch assemblies were replaced.