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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #128000
tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2010-12-04
Report Date 2010-12-09
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
1,1-Dichloro-2,2,2-Trifluorethane (G-123)45 mBrine Hold TankYESNOYES4,642.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Tubing came apart while transferring G-123 from a drum to the Brine Hole Tanks. Tank began to release G-123 to the area below.

Discharge Preventable - No

The duration of the release was not preventable. Upon identification of the tubing issue the valve was closed on the Brine Hold Tank.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Employee found the material overflowing and closed the valve under the tank. Absorbent was placed around the sump to absorb additional G-123 from entering into the freshwater outfall. The diversion gate at Outfall 003 was closed to divert water to the Plant's ETF system for treatment. Approximately 4642 pounds were released from the tank. Approximately 2190 pounds were released to the atmosphere with the remaining being diverted to the Plant's ETF for treatment.