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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #82254
State Police #05-06452
Accident Date2005-09-16
Report Date 2005-10-04
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
ButaneNo Information GivenAlkylation UnitNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Pinhole leak in the weld of a butane pipeline discovered at the Alkylation Unit.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Claims emission was below RQ. Line was isolated and a water spray from the fire monitors was applied to keep the vapors to a minimum. Air monitoring detected offsite impact.