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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #105120
State Police #08-02371
Accident Date2008-04-26
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 Chloride29mQuench filter pumpNONONOBRQ
Ethylene dichloride29mQuench filter pumpNONONOBRQ
Hydrochloric Acid29mQuench filter pumpNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

There was a pinhole leak on a quench filter pump.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

The State Police report classified the incident as "an unusual event."

Notes/Remedial Actions

The leak was isolated, and troubleshooting for repairs was initiated.