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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #110176
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #08-06758
Accident Date2008-10-17
Report Date 2010-03-24
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
MethaneNo Information GivenFurnace stackYESNOYESBRQ
SmokeNo Information GivenFurnace stackNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Feed upset caused smoking furnace stack.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Furnace stack was smoking creating opacity issues. Exxon said this is a permit deviation. A feed upset caused the problem.Exxon says no RQ exceedences. Amount of methane and smoke released is unknown.