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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #129988
State Police #11-01480
Accident Date2011-03-17
Report Date 2011-03-18
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 Sulfide30mSour Gas LineNONONOBRQ
Unknown Substance30mSour Gas LineNONONOBRQ
Nitrous Oxide30mSour Gas LineYESYESYESBRQ
Sulfur Dioxide30mSour Gas LineNOYESNOBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)30mSour Gas LineNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

State police report states that there was a leak in a three inch line under a relief valve at the vacuum unit. Product of the release was sour gas and went off-site.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. Line was blocked and repaired. Air monitoring was performed in the plant area, and no readings were indicated.