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Calcasieu Refining (3585), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #104747
State Police #08-02076
Accident Date2008-04-15
Report Date 2008-04-22
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
BenzeneNo information GivenPressure Relief Valve on Naphtha lineNONOYES22.0 pounds
Naphthenic CrudeNo information GivenPressure Relief Valve on Naphtha lineNONOYES2,800.0 gallons

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Release from a safety valve. Valve was set to 100 psi instead of 260 psi

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Naphtha overflowed sump into containment area. Naphtha recovered and transferred to wastewater treatment plant.