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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #109663
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State Police #08-05418
Accident Date2008-09-01
Report Date 2008-09-01
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: 

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Nitrogen OxideNo information givenWeatherNOYESYES1,000.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Weather

Due to hurricane Gustav they lost a Nitrogen Oxides suppression steam to high temperature setting.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

They are continuing to operate until they can re-start the unit. Over 1000 pounds of nitrogen oxides were released.