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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No Information Given
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2006-07-02
Report Date 2006-07-07
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
1,3-Butadiene0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNONOYES0.0 pounds
Benzene0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNONOYES0.0 pounds
Carbon Monoxide0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNOYESNO48.0 pounds
Ethylbenzene0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNONOYES0.0 pounds
Hexane0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNONONO0.4 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNOYESYES9.0 pounds
Particulate Matter0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNOYESNO1.7 pounds
Toluene0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNONONO0.1 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNONOYES6.5 pounds
Xylene0h 10mSt. Rose FlareNONONO0.1 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

Electrical power dip which led to a pump shutdown and causing the de-salter to overpressure resulting in a pressure relief valve opening up and material vented to the flare

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Pump restarted. Improvements to power supply are current project