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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #85732
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tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2006-02-09
Report Date 2006-02-16
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
Sodium HydroxideNo information givenNo information givenNONONO 
Ethylene dichlorideNo information givenNo information givenNONONO 
Vinyl ChlorideNo information givenNo information givenNONONO 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

A sump located in the northwest quadrant of the concrete-lined tank farm containment area was cleaned out during sump pump replacement. A clear liquid containing sodium hydroxide, ethylene dichloride, and vinyl chloride accumulated in the sump after cleanout.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The facility initiated a corrective action plan to pump out and neutralize sump contents. The liquid was sampled and found to contain 1.3% sodium hydroxide, 1.95 ppm ethylene dichloride and 1.9 ppm vinyl chloride. Investigation included activities to de-inventory a nearby casutic storage tank, T-83A for inspection.