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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #107618
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State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2008-07-30
Report Date 2010-03-23
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
Benzene22 dHeat exchanger LE-01 at OLA-2XNONOYES316.8 pounds
Toluene22 dHeat exchanger LE-01 at OLA-2XNONONO330.4 pounds
Napthalene22 dHeat exchanger LE-01 at OLA-2XNONOYES138.6 pounds
BenzeneNo information givenNo information given.NONOYES 
TolueneNo information givenNo information given.NONONO 
NapthaleneNo information givenNo information given.NONOYES 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Leakage occurred from a heat exchanger LE-01 at OLA-2X to the cooling water tower GFLA-1.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Release rates: benzene (14.4 lb/day), toluene (15.02 lb/day), napthalene (6.3 lb/day). CRO received report on 8/11/08. There were 22 daily RQ exceedances during 7/9/08 at 9 AM and 7/31/08 at 12:30 PM. Leakage from heat exchanger LE-01 at OLA 2-X to the cooling water tower GFLA-1 which is subject to monitoring program under Ethylene MACT. The leaking exchanger was blocked in to stop the leak. Leaking tubes were tp be repaired. The facility argued that the actual discovery of the leak was 7/22/08 when the sample analysis indicated a leak. They will be referred to enforcement for further action. Release quantities listed are an estimate using the rates given multiplied by 22 days.