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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #109573
State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2008-09-25
Report Date 2009-03-17
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
Natural GasNo Information GivenTanks #957, 991, 791, 792NONONOBRQ
OcteneNo Information GivenTanks #957, 991, 791, 792NONONOBRQ
C10-11 aldehydeNo Information GivenTanks #957, 991, 791, 792NONONOBRQ
Polynuclear Aromatic HydrocarbonsNo Information GivenTanks #957, 991, 791, 792NONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

Leaking emergency hatch on tank #791, 792, 957, 991.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Leaking emergency hatch on tanks 791, 792, 957, and 991. Leak rate was approximately 100 PPH per tank. They were trying to get them fixed. A copy of the written report dated 3/17/09 was faxed to LDEQ. Report said no RQs were exceeded during this release.