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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #104990
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State Police #08-02254
Accident Date2008-04-22
Report Date 2008-04-22
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Nitrogen Oxide5mFlareNOYESYES11.4 pounds

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

Flaring episode that occurred at the startup of a unit, when a vessel overpressured and vented to the flare. No specific cause why the vessel overpressured, other than it exceeded its vent pressure

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

No additional information given. Linked to 105023. LABB only has initial notification made to SPOC no subsequent facility letter or LDEQ report.