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|State Police #||11-06980|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||10h 30m||Flare||NO||NO||NO||3.4 pounds|
|Sulfur Dioxide||10h 30m||Flare||NO||YES||NO||1,258.0 pounds|
Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity
"Excess hydrogen gas and Flare Gas compressors not fully loaded". In other words, flare gas compressors not taking the load of the system. The hydrogen plant #1 was putting excess hydrogen in the flare line causing high flow issues a well. Reportable quantities of sulfur dioxide were exceeded from flare # 2.
Excess Hydrogen gas could not be released into the atmosphere, had to be routed to the flare system. No system avoidance identified, only that some release was necessary. Remedial action identifies the accident as preventable by increasing the FGC (Flare Gas Compressor) pumping rates.
Immediate corrective action taken was just to increase FGC pumping rates. No specific remedial action or plan to prevent recurrence. No LDEQ or SPOC report included
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