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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #79911
State Police #No information given
Accident Date2009-06-17
Report Date 2009-06-24
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Nitrous Oxide92FCC Unit Flare EIQ Number 5-85, FCC Flue Gas Stack Unit EIQ Number 1-85YESYESYES81.1 pounds
Nitrous Oxide92Crude Flare EIQ Number 8-78YESYESYES 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

Temporary loss of electricity due to stormy weather. Entire refinery shutdown. Subsequent problems restarting boilers resulted in delayed start up.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Report indicates that the power failure was unforeseen and therefore unpreventable. The 92 hour release was periodic in nature. The units were shut down and power restored.