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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #87325
State Police #06-02474
Accident Date2006-04-21
Report Date 2006-04-28
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)2hSt. Rose FlareNONOYES63.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

The flare pilot was extinguished by a strong thunderstorm

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Due to unexpecte equipment failure. The pilot was designed to withstand inclement weather conditions.An investigation will be conducted on the flare tip & pilot to understand why it went out. St. Rose flare is 200 feet tall.