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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #137221
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State Police #12-00917
Accident Date2012-02-16
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
Sulfur Dioxide3h 51mFLARE: Unspecified flareNOYESNO38,648.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide3h 51mFLARE: Unspecified flareNONONOBRQ
Natural Gas3h 51mFLARE: Unspecified flareNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Power Failure

There was a power interruption of two SRUs (#3 &4) causing a release of acid gas into the tail gas treating units and recovery unit which flared. Opacity limit in SRU #4 was exceeded for the permit. SO2 and H2S RQ were surpassed by lbs/hr on Refinery flare #3.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Air monitoring in the area detected no acid gas during the start up of the unit and values below action levels near the incinerator. All acid gas was out of the recovery system. The file is missing the incident report from the refinery.