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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #124881
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State Police #10-03936
Accident Date2010-07-15
Report Date 2011-11-29
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
EthaneNo Information GivenBlock valveNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

It was a planned flaring.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

They have a block valve that needed maintenance. Flaring started at 9:30 am scheduled to be over by 2:30 pm. Exxon's report received on 7/26/10 indicated no RQ exceedances.