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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #132917
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State Police #11-04694
Accident Date2011-08-05
Report Date 2011-08-11
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
Benzene1h 8mGO-1 Process Unit to West Ops Ground Flare (EPN 9-84)NONOYESBRQ
Carbon Monoxide1h 8mGO-1 Process Unit to West Ops Ground Flare (EPN 9-84)NOYESNOBRQ
Nitrogen Oxide1h 8mGO-1 Process Unit to West Ops Ground Flare (EPN 9-84)NOYESYESBRQ
Sulfur Dioxide1h 8mGO-1 Process Unit to West Ops Ground Flare (EPN 9-84)NOYESNOBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)1h 8mGO-1 Process Unit to West Ops Ground Flare (EPN 9-84)NONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

The GO-1 Process Unit experienced a unit upset due to the over-pressuring of a column. This process upset led to flaring at Motiva's West Operations Ground Flare.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

There were no remedial actions listed in the report.