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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #80604
State Police #05-04993
Accident Date2005-07-25
Report Date 2005-07-28
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 Dioxide20mB-12 FlareNOYESNOBRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide20mB-12 FlareNONONOBRQ
Hydrogen20mB-12 FlareNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

flaring of excess hydrogen during outage of JC-1B recycl Hydrogen Compressor at Unicracker Unit

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Claims emission was below RQ. Shut unit down and repaired compressor