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LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #127936
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State Police #10-06869
Accident Date2010-12-01
Report Date 2011-11-11
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
Hydrogen15mFlareNONONO6,878.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

There was a problem creating back pressure at the compressor, which caused a valve to lift and release hydrogen into flare header.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The hydrogen release was BRQ and lasted 15 minutes. The total amount of hydrogen released was 6878 lbs.