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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #104123
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #08-01608
Accident Date2008-03-23
Report Date 2009-05-26
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
Ethane35mFurnace tubeNONOYES 

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A tube inside a furnace ruptured and allowed the leak.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The furnace consumed the product. Once the pressure was noticed to be dropping, everything was shut down.