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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #106814
State Police #08-03829
Accident Date2008-06-27
Report Date 2010-03-26
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
Vinyl ChlorideNo information givenreboilerNONONOBRQ
Ethylene dichlorideNo information givenreboilerNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Steam was lost throughout the plant, which caused the reboiler to cool down quickly, which caused the release from a gasket leak on the reboiler.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The release was secured when the steam came back up. Late notification because "they were just tied up." Amount of Vinyl Chloride and Ethylene Dichloride released is unknown. LDEQ report indicates that LDEQ received written report on 7/8/08, but that report is not included in LABB's file.