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|State Police #||08-06156|
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|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Sulfur Dioxide||62 min||308F-D-1 Low Pressure FLARE||NO||YES||NO||1,506.0 pounds|
Accident Classified As:
Dduring start up of Coker unit after Hurricane Gustav evacuation
Extra material was stored in the Coker Feed Tanker to prevent solidification and pluggage of the Coker unit feed system after Hurricane Gustav. This also caused higher than usual pressure in the Coker Fractionator Overhead and the Compressor suction drum (891-V-15), which caused the flare vlave to open. Compressor turned on but flaring continued until material was released from feed and no longer affected the overhead.