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LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #136406
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State Police #12-00129
Accident Date2012-01-08
Report Date 2012-12-17
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
HydrogenSecured immediatelyRelief valve on pipelineNONONO2.2 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

The compressor recyclers did not respond quickly enough, so increased pressure in the pipeline caused the relief valve to pop, releasing hydrogen to the air.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The release was reported as being secured immediately, and 2.19 lbs. of hydrogen were released, which is below reportable quantity. The State Police Report indicates that a 7-day report was promised.