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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #137274
State Police #12-00953
Accident Date2012-02-17
Report Date 2012-02-23
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
Flammable GasNo information givenuncompressed seal purgeNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

There was a leak from an uncompressed seal purge by the VPS-1 Unit.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

They shut down and secured the unit. The incident was initially reported as an excess of the 1000 lb, RQ for compressed flammable gases. Further evaluation determined that the leak originated from an uncompressed seal purge and not the process stream.