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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #106331
State Police #08-03420
Accident Date2008-06-11
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 Chloride10mNT506A tankNONONOBRQ
Ethylene10mNT506A tankNONOYESBRQ
Hydrochloric Acid10mNT506A tankNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

There was a leak on NT506A tank. Readings on the tank were 11 PPM.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

State Police report classifies the incident as an unusual event.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operators pumped the tank down to secure the incident.