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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #126978
State Police #10-05910
Accident Date2010-10-09
Report Date 2010-10-14
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
Butadiene2h 37mFLARE - Shell chemical, LP West Operations Elevated FlareNONOYES 

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

The crude butadiene import drum PV-2170 overfilled while crude butadiene was being imported at the facility's wharf. The flare knock out drum PV-191 filled with crude butadiene resulting in flaring from Shell Chemical West Operations Elevated Flare. FLARE.

Discharge Preventable - Under Investigation

Under Investigation

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operations immediately stopped the crude butadiene import in order to stop the overfilling of PV-2170, under investigation. Refinery letter dated 10/14/10 states that follow-up letter is forthcoming, but no follow-up is included in file. No LDEQ report. File includes letters from Shell Chemical and Motiva Refinery.