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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #112630
State Police #09-00666
Accident Date2009-02-09
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
Benzene6 mcorroded line that ties into bleeder valveNONOYES10.0 pounds
Napthalene6 mcorroded line that ties into bleeder valveNONOYES100.0 pounds
Xylene6 mcorroded line that ties into bleeder valveNONONO100.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Corroded line that ties into a bleeder valve started leaking

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The line was isolated. Cleaned up with absorbent pads. Also clean up crew was en route to clean up the soil in containment area.