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|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Benzene||5m||steam trap||NO||NO||YES||10.0 pounds|
|Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons||5m||steam trap||NO||NO||YES||2.0 pounds|
Accident Classified As: No Information Given
ExxonMobil had a steam trap on a line that goes into a furnace. Gas oil from the furnace backed into the line and went into the trap. The gas oil, which contained benzene, then went into ExxonMobil. Unknown at this time what caused the material to back through. Steam flow may have been cut off.
Amount of benzene released is over 10 pounds. Exact amount released is unknown.