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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #110384
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #08-06948
Accident Date2008-10-26
Report Date 0000-00-00
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
PropyleneNo Information GivenEthylene Purification UnitNONOYES1,034.0 pounds
EthyleneNo Information GivenEthylene Purification UnitNONOYES1,520.0 pounds
Nitrogen OxideNo Information GivenEthylene Purification UnitNOYESYES1,709.0 pounds
1,3-ButadieneNo Information GivenEthylene Purification UnitNONOYES317.0 pounds
BenzeneNo Information GivenEthylene Purification UnitNONOYES329.0 pounds
Sulfur DioxideNo Information GivenEthylene Purification UnitNOYESNO3,190.0 pounds
Polynuclear Aromatic HydrocarbonsNo Information GivenEthylene Purification UnitNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Exxon believes that RQs were exceeded for all products released. Due to equipment failure, there was an unplanned shutdown of the Ethylene purificaInitial report says that they may exceed for RQs for Ethylene, propylene, nitrogen oxide, and opacity. Exxon's report was received on 11/5/08, and it said that no RQ exceedences occurred. The activity associated with this is covered under the Sp. Condition 2 of the operating Titile V permit for the Main train unit.