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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #135124
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State Police #11-06947
Accident Date2011-11-08
Report Date 2011-11-14
Follow-up Date 2011-11-15
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)44h 7mFuel Gas line to KDLA unitNONOYES73.6 pounds
Flammable Vapor44h 7mFuel Gas line to KDLA unitNONOYES356.0 pounds
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOCs)44h 7mFuel Gas line to KDLA unitNONONO13.6 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A pinhole leak was discovered on a 6 inch fuel gas line going to the KDLA unit.

Discharge Preventable - No

The release was caused by an unanticipated line leak.

Notes/Remedial Actions

An engineered clamp was installed over the leak. Area monitoring was conducted and all readings were below detection limits. Follow-up letter contained initial report with the addition of emission calculations for the event.