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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77893
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State Police #05-02072
Accident Date2005-03-30
Report Date 2005-03-30
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Benzene5msteam trapNONOYES10.0 pounds
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons5msteam trapNONOYES2.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Under Investigation

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.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Amount of benzene released is over 10 pounds. Exact amount released is unknown.