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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #83058
tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2005-10-12
Report Date 2005-11-09
Follow-up Date 2005-10-19
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Ethylene dichlorideNo information givenCrude ethylene dichloride lineNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A leak developed in an eight-inch crude ethylene dichloride line.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The line was valved out and taken out of service. It was estimated that less than five pounds of Ethylene Dichloride was released to the atmosphere.