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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #136871
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State Police #12-00616
Accident Date2012-01-31
Report Date 2012-02-06
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 Dioxide33mUnspecified SRUNOYESNO151.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

There was an upset on the SRU caused by an unexpected swing in the acid gas feed to the sulfur unit causing excess SO2 emissions.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

The leak was secured and they went back to normal operation.