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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #126231
State Police #10-05185
Accident Date2010-09-08
Report Date 2010-09-15
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 Sulfide1.1h#2 FCCU Reactor VesselNONONO0.0 pounds
Benzene1.1h#2 FCCU Reactor VesselNONOYES0.0 pounds
Hydrocarbon1.1h#2 FCCU Reactor VesselNONOYES1.2 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Refinery letter states that a small hole developed in the #2 FCCU reactor vessel.

Discharge Preventable - Not Applicable

No injuries occurred, and no reportable quantities were exceeded.

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. The hole was repaired, and the unit was returned to service.