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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #91179
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #06-06262
Accident Date2006-10-06
Report Date 2006-10-10
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
Carbon MonoxideNo information givenOxo high-pressure process unitNOYESNOBRQ
HydrogenNo information givenOxo high-pressure process unitNONONOBRQ
Carbon DioxideNo information givenOxo high-pressure process unitYESNONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

There is a Syn Gas leak from the Oxo high-pressure process unit... A piping leak was in the line... It resulted in a momentary flash fire that was put out instantly.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The leak was isolated and the gas was sent to flare as they are depressurizing the unit for shut down to make repairs. It was initially released to air, but as they depressurize the unit it goes to flare. The pressure has been reduced and now they have a very small residual leak. No RQs were exceeded.