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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #130150
State Police #11-01657
Accident Date2011-03-23
Report Date 2011-03-30
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 DioxideNo Information Given30 sulfur recovery unitNOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

On 3/24/11, LDEQ was notified by the Valero St. Charles Refinery that the reportable quantity for sulfur dioxide may have been exceeded during the startup of the 30 Sulfur Recovery Unit. According to the follow-up notification letter submitted by Valero this was a courtesy notification. No reportable quantities were exceeded as a result of this release.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

No Information Given.