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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #132689
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State Police #11-04400
Accident Date2011-07-23
Report Date 2011-07-27
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 Dioxide6h 45mFLARE: Tailgas treater unitNOYESNO3,696.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

The tailgas treater unit from SRU2 was bypassed due to plugging in quench tower servicing #1TGTU.

Discharge Preventable - No

This was deemed non-preventable because it was a malfunction.

Notes/Remedial Actions

They swept the catalyst bed with sweet gas and washed the quench tower with fresh water. "Malfunction was corrected" No offsite monitoring, no onsite monitoring, not able to determine if offsite was impacted but they note air dispersion.