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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #142193
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State Police #12-05553
Accident Date2012-08-18
Report Date 2012-08-23
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
Ethylene37mtransfer line from "D" furnance to EPLA-WNONOYES60.0 pounds
Ethane37mtransfer line from "D" furnance to EPLA-WNONOYES26.6 pounds
Methane37mtransfer line from "D" furnance to EPLA-WYESNOYES6.9 pounds
1,3-Butadiene37mtransfer line from "D" furnance to EPLA-WNONOYES2.3 pounds
Propylene37mtransfer line from "D" furnance to EPLA-WNONOYES1.8 pounds
Benzene37mtransfer line from "D" furnance to EPLA-WNONOYES1.6 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On August 18, 2012 at 20:27, a leak was discovered on a transfer line from "D" furnance to the "light end unit" EPLA-W.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The line was isolated and secured.