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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77263
State Police #05-01436
Accident Date2005-03-02
Report Date 2005-03-09
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide2h 0 mProcess furnacesNOYESNO30,266.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Design

facility failed to have pump motors that possessed ground faults

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

A new motor for the pump that had the ground fault is on order