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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #89447
State Police #06-04635
Accident Date2006-07-24
Report Date 2006-07-28
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
Benzene20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNONOYES0.1 pounds
Carbon Monoxide20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNOYESNO14.3 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNOYESYES2.6 pounds
Particulate Matter20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNOYESNO0.5 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNOYESNO1.5 pounds
Toluene20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNONONO0.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNONOYES11.2 pounds
Xylene20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNONONO0.0 pounds
n-Hexane20h 45mSt. Rose FlareNONONO0.7 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

Unexpected failure of Entergy power supply resulting in flaring material from the crude column overhead system

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Improvements to power supply are current project