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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #105531
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State Police #08-02705
Accident Date2008-05-11
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
Ethylene dichlorideNo information givenQuench column NC201CNONONOBRQ
Vinyl ChlorideNo information givenQuench column NC201CNONONOBRQ
Hydrochloric AcidNo information givenQuench column NC201CNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

There was a flange leak on on the transition line to quench column NC201C.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

State report classifies this incident as "an unusual event."

Notes/Remedial Actions

The equipment was shut down, and the pressure was removed. Information later revealed that these were fugitive emissions associated with a permitted source.