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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #129367
State Police #11-00898
Accident Date2011-02-17
Report Date 2011-02-18
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
IsobutaneNo Information GivenAlky Unit, leak in release valveNONOYES1,000.0 pounds
Hydrofluoric AcidNo Information GivenAlky Unit, leak in release valveNONONO2.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A pin hole leak in a release valve released Isobutane and Hydrofluoric Acid.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

BRQ. The unit was deactivated and air monitoring commenced.