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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #138871
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State Police #12-02264
Accident Date2012-04-16
Report Date 2012-04-25
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
1,3-Butadiene3h 26mTrain CarNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Other - See text

A tank that was carrying butadiene was derailed on the facility grounds. The refinery stated that the tank car remained upright throughout the event, and that only its front two wheels derailed. No spill or damage to the car occurred as a result of the event.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The refinery called Hulcher Services, Inc., to place the car back on the tracks. The railcar was successfully placed back onto the tracks after being derailed for 4 hours and 26 minutes.