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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #144301
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State Police #12-07118
Accident Date2012-10-30
Report Date 2012-11-06
Follow-up Date 2013-09-06
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxideno information givenFlare # 1NOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

On 10/30/12, Chalmette Refining conducted a planned maintenance activity to test a high integrity protective system. The activity resulted in a release at Flare #1. Release at Flare # 1 resulting from a planned and controlled maintenance activity. According to the follow-up notification letter submitted by Chalmette Refining, this was a courtesy notification.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Follow-up report states that refinery has completed the installation of the new low-molecular-service PSV. The original incident report committed the refinery to this implementation.