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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #133994
State Police #11-05759
Accident Date2011-09-16
Report Date 2011-09-19
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
Hexane5h 30mHalobutyl Finishing UnitNONONOBRQ
Cyclohexane5h 30mHalobutyl Finishing UnitNONOYESBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)5h 30mHalobutyl Finishing UnitNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

A thermocouple failed, which resulted in the release. Halobutyl Finishing Unit Thermotreatment unit tripped.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The thermocouple was replaced allowing the unit to be restarted around 8:30am. no injuries, complaints, or offsite impact resulted from this event. Amount of chemicals released is unknown. After evaluation, it has been determined that all emissions were permitted and no reportable qualities were exceeded.