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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #105623
State Police #08-02786
Accident Date2008-05-14
Report Date 0000-00-00
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
Ethylene2h 20mSafety valveNONOYES880.0 pounds
Propylene2h 20mSafety valveNONOYES1,295.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide2h 20mSafety valveNOYESYES10.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Safety valve released into vent stacks causing a fire. Unknown what the chemical is.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The valve was blocked away from the vent stack at 625pm.