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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #121820
State Police #10-01072
Accident Date2010-02-28
Report Date 2010-03-05
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
Hydrogen Chloride47mcalcium neutralizerNONONO19.8 pounds
Calcium Chloride47mcalcium neutralizerNONONO3,548.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

One of the reactors overflowed into secondary containment in the Calcium Process area. An employee found a small leak on top of the calcium neutralizer. A low level of limestone rocks and lime slurry contributed to the release.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The HCL feed line to the calcium carbonate reactor was shut down immediately. Release was sent to the process treatment area to be neutralized. All calcium chloride released was contained within a secondary containment area and sent to the Plant's Effluent Treatment System for treatment prior to discharge to the Mississippi River.