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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #93846
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State Police #07-00627
Accident Date2007-02-08
Report Date 2007-02-09
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
Nitrogen Oxide1hFlareNOYESYES12.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

ExxonMobil had a pump that was vented to the flare due to a control system command. Unknown what caused the control system to vent the pump to the flare. Nitrogen oxide was released from the flare

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Delay in notification because there was some confusion on ExxonMobil's part about the RQ. There have been some recent changes on the RQ for Nox for DEQ, and ExxonMobil was unsure if LSP had followed suit.