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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #135704
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State Police #11-07511
Accident Date2011-12-02
Report Date 2011-12-09
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
Hydrogen CyanideNo Information GivenFluid Catalytic CrackingNONONO10.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit to a stack that is 213.3 feet tall. Permitted for up to 498.5lbs/day of Hydrogen Cyanide and released 155,200lbs in 2010. Above 10 pounds released due to a change in how Hydrogen Cyanide is measured. This will put them above measurement most days.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No information given.

Notes/Remedial Actions

There is a 213.3 foot stack for Fluid Catalytic Cracking that has a continuous release of Hydrogen Cyanide. The upper bound of the normal range of the release is 498.5 lbs per day.