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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #06-07539
Accident Date2010-12-16
Report Date 2010-12-16
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)No information givenFCC Flare EPN 5-85NONOYES1,260.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Were emitted from the FCC Flare as a result of excess steam while steaming out a vessel.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Notified DEQ of potential for flaring gases during the shutdown of the FCC unit on 12/14/06. Release resulted in an odor in the nearby community. Offsite monitoring was conducted immediately and found no signs of pollutants. Report written before startup completed and the potential for excess emissions still existed. The final report with accurate quantities of pollutants may be in 2007.