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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #107664
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State Police #08-04681
Accident Date2008-07-31
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
Ethylene dichlorideNP 110 CND Recovery pumpNONONOBRQ
Hydrochloric AcidNP 110 CND Recovery pumpNONONOBRQ
Vinyl ChlorideNP 110 CND Recovery pumpNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A patch on a line was leaking slowly. Coming from NP 110 CND recovery pump.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Someone was sent to isolate and patch the release. Amount of ethylene dichloride, hydrochloric acid and vinyl chloride released is unknown. LDEQ report indicates that a written report was received 8/8/08, but that report is not included in LABB's file.