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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #109501
State Police #08-06195
Accident Date2008-09-24
Report Date 2008-09-27
Follow-up Date 2008-12-13
Follow-up: No Information Given

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Benzene1hr 15 min1792-FFNONOYES10.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

Valve leak during start up of petro chemical unit THD-1792 after Hurricane Gustav.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

30/70% benzene/toluene mixture leaked. Leak sprayed with water washed to the refinery's waste water treatment plant. No mention of the amount of toulene spilled. Monitoring indicated offsite impact.