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Lion Copolymer (1395), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #129829
State Police #11-01370
Accident Date2011-03-11
Report Date 2011-03-17
Follow-up Date 2011-11-09
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Butadiene10 mvalve on #2 flash tankNONOYES58.8 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

58.8 pounds of butadiene was released and the RQ was exceeded as a result of a leaking valve on #2 flash tank.

Discharge Preventable - No

Non-preventable upset condition.

Notes/Remedial Actions

The leak was small enough that it was not identified by the maintenance technician removing the blind or by the process technician reomving