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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #135484
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State Police #11-07343
Accident Date2011-11-23
Report Date 2011-11-29
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)No Information Givencooling tower 52NONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Potential leak in cooling tower 52. Instrument erroneously reported that a sample taken for testing was nigh in VOCs but further investigation showed there was no release to the cooling tower.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Samples taken and results were erroneously high. There was no release to the cooling tower. This was confirmed using the El Paso cooling tower sample method.