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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #126520
State Police #10-05493
Accident Date2010-09-21
Report Date 2010-11-04
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
ButaneTank #BD24 at MEK unitNONOYES 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A leak developed on top of tank #BD24 at the MEK unit.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operators quickly shut down the tank. Fire monitors are spraying water to suppress vapors. They will depressurize the tank and fill with water to isolate the release. Medical personnel checked out operators with possible exposures. This took place at MEK Unit which is responsible for producing Methyl Ethyl Ketones.