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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #129077
State Police #11-00656
Accident Date2011-02-06
Report Date 2011-02-10
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
Hydrogen Sulfide9mC-Cat PC152 InstrumentNONONOBRQ
Sulfur Dioxide9mC-Cat PC152 InstrumentNOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

State police report states that the C-Cat PC152 instrument failure caused over-pressurization of the E1 Fractionator.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. Refinery letter states that "review of operating data showed that no RQ were exceeded." Pressure was relieved by releasing the hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide to the B-7 Flare. Refinery letter and SPOC report only. No LDEQ report.