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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #110988
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #08-07528
Accident Date2008-11-22
Report Date 2008-11-25
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
Benzene5 mpump sealNONOYES10.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

Pump seal failed causing a release of Benzene to concrete inside of containment area.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Pump seal failed causing a release of benzene to concrete inside of containment area. Pump was shut down and benzene was washed out. Report says no RQs were exceeded but 10 b is the RQ for benzene.