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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #121915
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State Police #10-01158
Accident Date2010-03-05
Report Date 2010-03-12
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
Oil35mTank Transfer PipingNONONO2,742.6 gallons
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)35mTank Transfer PipingNONOYES20,236.0 pounds
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons35mTank Transfer PipingNONOYES22.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Underground corrosion caused a failure in the line of tank transfer piping.

Discharge Preventable - No

Refinery letter states that the release was not preventable due to unexpected corrosion of the pipe.

Notes/Remedial Actions

RQ. When the leak was discovered, the underground line was isolated via block valves. The failed line was CLAMPED to prevent further leaks. Contaminated soil was removed to confirm the leak source. Refinery letter also states that there were "no offsite impacts, injuries, or complaints as a result of this incident."