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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #135182
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #12-07022
Accident Date2012-10-24
Report Date 2012-10-31
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)no information givenvalve at the HCLA unity C-102B compressorNONOYES52.0 pounds
Flammable Vaporno information givenHCLA unity C-102B compressorNONOYES221.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfideno information givenHCLA unity C-102B compressorNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

HCLA unit C-102B compressor developed a leak near the threads of the valve. Approximately 52 pounds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 221 pounds of flammable vapor, and less than 1 pound of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) were released.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

After further evaluation, ExxonMobil determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded.