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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #106983
State Police #08-03968
Accident Date2008-07-03
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 Chloride8mDischarge pumpNONONO 
Ethylene dichloride8mDischarge pumpNONONO 

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A pinhole leak developed on a discharge pump, but the cause of the leak was unknown.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The release was stopped by valving out the equipment and ceasing use. Amount of Vinyl Chloride and Ethylene Dichloride released is unknown.