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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #133174
State Police #11-05006
Accident Date2011-08-18
Report Date 2011-08-25
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
Zinc chlorideno information givenrail car loadingNONONO1,563.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

The zinc chloride storage tank was receiving feed from the process unit prior to off-loading into a railcar when personnel observed zinc chloride overflowing from the storage tank's overflow pipe into the containment area. Storage overflowed due to malfunction in level indicator.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Feed to the storage tank was immediately terminated, and feed to the railcar was initiated stopping the overflow condition. An outside vacuum service was summoned to the plant, and the liquid inside the containment area was removed for disposal.