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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #81957a
State Police #05-06194; 05-05923
Accident Date2005-08-29
Report Date 2005-09-08
Follow-up Date 2000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Hydrocarbon196h 28mNo Information GivenNONOYES 
Hydrocarbon196h 28mBypass Outfall 006NONOYES 
No Information GivenNo Information GivenCooling tower unit flareNONONO 
No Information GivenNo Information GivenBOGS CWTNONONO 
No Information Given196h 28mGO-1 Elevated Flare/ OL 5 Elevated FlareNONONO 
No Information Given196h 28mHCU FlareNONONO 
No Information Given196h 28mTemporary Equipment - frac tanks, small internal combustion enginesNONONO 
OilNo Information GivenTank F 444NONONO 
OilNo Information GivenTank F 466NONONO 
OilNo Information GivenTank 463NONONO 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

Cooling tower unit is starting up much more slowly than usual due to extensie damage. Significant damage to all shrounds, fan, packing and sides. Normal unit startup falring may be extended over a longer time

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

This report follows the shut down due to Hurricane Katrina. They are just providing regular updates with a final follow-up report to follow after start-up activities are completed. Shell asserts this events meets the qualifications for an Upset Provision