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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #127251
State Police #10-3826
Accident Date2010-10-25
Report Date 2011-01-07
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
Sulfur Dioxide10 mSulfur Recovery Unit (SRU)NOYESNOBRQ
Sulfur Trioxide10 mSulfur Recovery Unit (SRU)NONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Upset in the sulfur recover unit; the "tail gas unit experienced a foaming incident," which allowed SO2 and SO3 to escape into the atmosphere.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

No information given