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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #94916
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State Police #07-01484
Accident Date2007-03-27
Report Date 2007-03-27
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Nitrogen Oxide10mFlareNOYESYES34.3 pounds
Ethylene10mFlareNONOYES10.0 pounds
Ethane10mFlareNONOYES0.9 pounds
Carbon Monoxide10mFlareNOYESNO1.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

They had a failure on a control valve, causing a safety valve release to the flare. The failure was due to a system overpressure.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The flaring has stopped. The control valve is being repaired.