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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #123858
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State Police #10-1840
Accident Date2010-05-30
Report Date 2010-10-04
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
HydrogenNo Information GivenC103 ExchangerNONONO 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

Fire from hydrogen leak from a bad gasket at C103 exchanger--burned about 10min.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Line depressurized to B9 flare and unit shut down. "Plant performed perimeter monitoring and had no readings." No Refinery letter included. Only LDEQ verbal report.