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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #78304
State Police #05-02466
Accident Date2005-04-15
Report Date 2005-04-22
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 ChlorideNC-201BNONONO0.9 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

There was a pinhole leak from a valve on NC-201B (Quench Column).

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The release was below reportable quantity.