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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #120018
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State Police #09-06674
Accident Date2009-12-09
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
Benzene14 h 45 mSACC unit LTO1NONOYESBRQ
1,3-Butadiene14 h 45 mSACC unit LTO1NONOYESBRQ
Ethylene14 h 45 mSACC unit LTO1NONOYESBRQ
Propadiene14 h 45 mSACC unit LTO1NONONOBRQ
Isoprene14 h 45 mSACC unit LTO1NONOYESBRQ
Hydrogen Sulfide14 h 45 mSACC unit LTO1NONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A leak developed in a fifty four inch overhead pipe at the SACC Unit LT01.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

There is approximately 5 lbs per square inch (psi) or pressure on the pipe. The insulation of the pipe was removed to identify the source. Pictures included of the plug of the pipeline due to the hole and a view of the repaired line. On the incident report form it says that the initial report said that RQs might be exceeded, but that none were exceeded.