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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #82155
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State Police #05-06368
Accident Date2005-09-13
Report Date 2005-09-16
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
Sulfur DioxideNo Information GivenNo Information GivenNOYESNOBRQ
Hydrogen SulfideNo Information GivenNo Information GivenNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

First report letter states cause as routine shutdown/startup of the Sulfuric Acid Plant, and that no RQs were exceeded. Second letter for the same incident date claims the release was the result of a small hole found in the shell of the B-502 Reaction Furnace at the D-Sulfur Recovery Unit, and still stating that no RQs were exceeded. Third letter reiterates that it was a routine shutdown, but that RQs may have been exceeded.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Claims emission was below RQ in first two letters. All different dates for times of phone call notification (September 12, 13, and 14) and all assigned different case numbers.