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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #110741
State Police #08-07282
Accident Date2008-11-11
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 Chloride2mPVC reactorNONONO2,036.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Human Factors

Operation error caused PVC reactor to release 2036 lb Vinyl Chloride monomer during the rinse/wash cycle subsequent discharge and emptying of the vessel.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Operator Error (assumed)But later state that VCM vapors lifted the top mounted shroud.

Notes/Remedial Actions

No information given