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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #104917
State Police #08-02168
Accident Date2008-04-18
Report Date 2010-03-26
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
Vinyl Chloride5 mtattletale gaugeNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Tattletale gage on a relief valve was leaking VCM.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Blocked the relief valve and replaced fittings.