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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #138524
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #12-01900
Accident Date2012-03-30
Report Date 2012-04-05
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
BenzeneNIGCooling tower #32NONOYESBRQ
EthyleneNIGCooling tower #32NONOYESBRQ
XyleneNIGCooling tower #32NONONOBRQ
PropyleneNIGCooling tower #32NONOYESBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)NIGCooling tower #32NONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Sample results indicated a release to cooling tower #32. The initial test results that indicated possible releases were later found to be erroneous, and there was no release to the cooling tower.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The refinery letter states that the initial test results were erroneously high, and there was no release to the cooling tower.