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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #108841
State Police #08-05726
Accident Date2008-09-09
Report Date 2008-09-19
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
EthaneNo Information GivenRGR UnitNONOYESBRQ
EthyleneNo Information GivenRGR UnitNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

RGR Unit start up. Believed that flaring would occur throughout the night. Due to hurricane Gustav the flaring during RGR start up was extensive and a variation was obtained. Report says no RQs exceeded from this flaring.