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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #119046
State Police #09-05923
Accident Date2009-10-27
Report Date 2011-03-15
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
Benzene10 mNo Information GivenNONOYES 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Spill occurred when operator drained material to a green sewer preparing equipment for maintenance.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

10 gal of 80% benzene was discharged into a green sewer line leading to the in plant sewer system due to an operator error. Release occurred for approximately 10 min. SPOC report says that the operator was preparing equipment for mechanical work. SPOC report also says that the release was 74 lbs (about RQs).