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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #104689
State Police #08-02032
Accident Date2008-04-13
Report Date 2008-04-18
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
Benzene7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONOYES0.1 pounds
Carbon Monoxide7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NOYESNO113.0 pounds
Ethylbenzene7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONOYESBRQ
Nitrogen Oxide7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NOYESYES20.8 pounds
Particulate Matter7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NOYESNO3.9 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NOYESNO1.0 pounds
Toluene7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONONO0.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONOYES16.9 pounds
Xylene7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONONO0.0 pounds
n-Hexane7h 28m5-77 (St. Rose Flare)NONONO1.1 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Other

Power interruption caused by fire at Entergy substation feeding the plant. Lead to shutdown of plant and flaring.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

The power interruption from Entergy was not foreseeable and the equipment was restarted once power was returned. The incident will be reviewed with Entergy and any appropriate corrective actions will be implemented to prevent reoccurrence