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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #126824
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State Police #10-3588
Accident Date2010-10-02
Report Date 2010-10-11
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
Ethylene dichloride55m1/2 inch valve from V2000 CNONONOBRQ
Vinyl Chloride55m1/2 inch valve from V2000 CNONONOBRQ
Hydrochloric Acid55m1/2 inch valve from V2000 CNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

1/2 inch flow transmitted from V2000 C starting leakin from a 1/2 inch valve resulting in the release of unknown quantities of ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride, and a hydrochloric acid mixture.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The valve was isolated to stop the leak. Amount of ethylene dichloride, hydrochloric acid mixture, and ethylene dichloride released is unknown but below reportable quantity.