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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #115101
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State Police #09-02526
Accident Date2009-05-20
Report Date 2010-03-25
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
NapthaleneNo Information GivenFurnace ANONOYES100.0 pounds
Polynuclear Aromatic HydrocarbonsNo Information GivenFurnace ANONOYES1.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)No Information GivenFurnace ANONOYES5,000.0
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)No Information GivenFurnace ANONOYESBRQ
Polynuclear Aromatic HydrocarbonsNo Information GivenFurnace ANONOYES 
NapthaleneNo Information GivenFurance ANONOYES 

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Cracking furnace A was put back into service when tube leaks in the convection section occurred and smoke evolved.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The products probably exceeded reportable quantities. They were putting "A" furnace in service and experienced convection section tube leaks. They have taken the feed out of the furnace and put steam back in. They eliminated any fuel. They said they would update with more information. No final quantities of release.